Fire Restrictions Imposed Last Month in Grand Canyon to be Lifted
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Contact: Kirby Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers will lift fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park.
On June 13, the park implemented restrictions on all wood burning and charcoal fires, including campfires, warming fires and charcoal barbecues. As monsoonal moisture settles into the area, fire danger has decreased allowing fire managers to lift those restrictions. Grand Canyon National Park restrictions are being lifted in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, Tribal partners, and intergovernmental agencies in Northern Arizona.
The National Park Service would like to remind everyone that although fire danger is no longer at extreme, visitors should continue to be fire aware, use extra care and consult the managing agency when visiting their public lands. Taking a few precautions can make all the difference:
For the latest fire information in Grand Canyon National Park, please visit our web site at http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/fire_info.htm. To learn more about fire restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico, please call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985 or visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov.