Fire managers on the Kaibab National Forest have begun pile burning on the forest. Forest service officials will be conducting burns throughout the winter season as conditions allow. Around 5,000-acres of piles will be burned on the Tusayan and Williams ranger districts and 25-hundred acres of piles on the North Kaibab Ranger District are planned for the winter season. Around 511 acres of piles are set to burn this week near Tusayan. Little to no smoke is expected. Next week crews are planning to burn piles near Williams, Parks and Jacob Lake. Forest visitors are encouraged to avoid active hot areas and are reminded to use caution and drive with heightened awareness within the areas of any prescribed fire project.