SOUTHWESTERN-NEWS-RELEASE: Kaibab National Forest Information

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U.S. Forest Service
Kaibab National Forest
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046
Voice: (928) 635-8200


News Release

Media Contact: Bob Blasi
(928) 635-5653



Halfway Fire Final Update: 08/08/2020

Tusayan, Ariz., August 8, 2020—For Immediate Release. The 97 acre Halfway Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has shown no additional growth and is not expected to increase in size. This lightning caused fire did make an impressive run on August 3, however an aggressive initial attack plan was promptly initiated and suppression efforts proved successful in stopping the spread that same day.


With public and firefighter safety being the number one objective, Incident Commander Adam Pahl said he was pleased to report there were no accidents or injuries, and there were no losses or damage to any resources or private property throughout the duration of the incident.



Start Date: August 1, 2020. Cause: Lightning. Location: 3 miles east of the Town of Tusayan

Current Size: 97 acres.  Containment: 100%.  Incident Commander: Adam Pahl ICT4.

Resources: One - Type 2 Hand Crew, 2 - Type 6 Engines.

Current Status: The Halfway fire has reached its maximum growth at 97 acres. There has been no movement on the perimeter and officials predict no additional growth will occur.

Firefighters will remain on scene daily to ensure containment lines hold and to mitigate any hazards that may still exist near the burn area.


Smoke: Light smoke may linger in the immediate vicinity of the burn area and may occasionally be noticeable in the early morning hours as diurnal winds shift each evening.


This will be the final update on the Halfway Fire unless conditions change.


Additional information about the Halfway Fire, and the Kaibab National Forest can be obtained through the following sources:


·        InciWeb

·        Twitter:

·        Kaibab Facebook:

·        Kaibab website “Recent News”: 

·        Fire Information Recorded Phone line: 928-635-8311




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Kaibab National Forest - Williams / Tusayan Ranger Districts

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