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Updated: May 5, 2015 @ 3:15 p.m.

National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers plan to initiate a prescribed fire for 50 acres of a predominantly ponderosa pine stand within Grand Canyon National Park, Thursday, May 7th.

The approximately 50-acre area that fire managers plan to burn is in Grand Canyon Village, between Center and Market Plaza roads and just west of Mather Campground. Smoke will be visible from Grand Canyon Village and Arizona Highway 64. Visitors and residents may see fire personnel and vehicles in the vicinity. Please drive slowly, turn on headlights, follow traffic control signs and directions, and avoid stopping in areas where fire personnel are working.

Fire danger is currently Moderate on the South Rim and Moderate on the North Rim.

When the fire danger is "moderate" it means that fires can start from most accidental causes, but will spread slowly to moderately.

Please review the year-round fire regulations in place at Grand Canyon:
- Within the park, fires are only allowed in designated campgrounds and may only be ignited in grills or designated fire rings.
- If you are hiking and camping below the rim, cook stoves may be used, but campfires and other open fires are never allowed.
- If you are on a river trip, campfires are only allowed in elevated metal pans, and use of a fire proof blanket under the pan is required.
For information about fire restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985.

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The fire danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:

Fire Danger Rating 125 x 113 px Moderate

South Rim: Moderate

Fire Danger Rating 125 x 113 px Moderate

North Rim: Moderate

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For more fire information in and around Grand Canyon National Park, visit the Arizona Emergency Information Network, the official site for alerts and bulletins on emergencies and disasters in Arizona, including public health and safety advisories, homeland security alerts and disaster relief bulletins.
Also, Arizona Fire News


Learn more about the Fire Management program at Grand Canyon National Park.

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Wildland Fire QUICKLINKS:
National Interagency Coordination Center
NPS Fire & Aviation Management
National Large Fires Map
Northern Arizona Weather Forecast (NOAA)


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