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Fire Information and Activity

Fire Updates / Advisories / Restrictions / Closures

 

Updated: February 21, 2014

Fire managers will burn piles of woody debris between Monday, February 24 through Wednesday, February 26 at Indian Gardens within Grand Canyon National Park depending on weather conditions. Click here for more information

February 3, 2014
Update at 4:00 p.m. Ignitions are now complete and all South Rim piles have been burned. Weather dependent the next prescribed burns on the South Rim will occur this spring.

Fire managers on the South Rim will continue burning piles along Market Plaza Road, Center Road and South Entrance Road. Smoke will be visible and drivers are reminded to turn on headlights, drive slowly, and follow directions from fire crews. Ignitions will be completed at 3:00 p.m. today, smoke may linger for several hours after ignitions are complete.

December 6, 2013
Fire managers on the South Rim have begun burning piles along Market Plaza Road, Center Road and South Entrance Road.Smoke will be visible and drivers are reminded to turn on headlights, drive slowly, and follow directions from fire crews. Ignitions are expected to continue over the next few days.

November 17, 2013

National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forrest Service (USFS) fire managers working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed fire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park the week of November 18th.

Fire managers anticipate initiating the North Rim Slopes Rx on Monday, November 18th and expect to complete ignitions on Wednesday, November 20th should conditions remain favorable. Click Here for News Release


November 6, 2013

National Park Service fire managers will begin ignitions on the Horsethief Prescribed Burn on the South Rim of the park today.
West Rim Drive/Hermits Rest Road is scheduled to be closed for safety purposes to all vehicle traffic on Wednesday, November 6 during ignitions.
Moderate to heavy smoke impacts are expected along West Rim Drive/Hermits Rest Road and Rowe Well Road.
Smoke may settle into the canyon at night and will begin to lift out with daytime heating by late morning.
November 15 update: Rx completed on November 6th.

October 29, 2013

National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are preparing for multiple prescribed fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Fire managers anticipate initiating these prescribed fire treatments during the fall and winter months as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

Based on current and expected weather conditions fire managers began burning North Rim Piles along Highway 67 on Monday, October 28. As conditions allow fire managers will continue pile burning.

Ignitions began on Thursday, October 24th on portions of the Bright Angel Prescribed Fire. Approximately 20 acres were treated.

Planned North Rim Prescribed Fires as of October 23, 2013:

  • Bright Angel Prescribed Fire (Widforss, North Rim Helibase, Barn, Bridal, and Motel Units)
  • Thompson Prescribed Fire
  • North Rim Slopes Prescribed Fire
  • North Rim Pile Burn



 

During an active fire, more detailed information is available from:

 
The park's Twitter Feed:
https://twitter.com/GrandCanyonNPS

The park's News Release Page


 
The park's InciWeb site:
http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/313/

InciWeb Twitter site:
https://twitter.com/inciweb
 

Listen to the Weather Forecast for Grand Canyon (NOAA Weather Radio)

 


The Fire Danger Rating at Grand Canyon National Park is:

South Rim: High
North Rim: Moderate

The National Park Service asks visitors and residents to be cautious when dealing with possible sources of ignition. To ensure public safety and to provide the highest degree of protection to park resources, please follow all fire restrictions and regulations and consider smoking only on paved surfaces or in a vehicle. Always use an ash tray when you are done.

 
 
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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

 
Fire danger "high" graphic with arrow in the yellow zone.



Today's Fire Danger Rating on the South Rim of the park is: High



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

View photos of Grand Canyon's Fire and Aviation program.

To view interagency wildland fire photos, click here.

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


 

Did You Know?

THE INNER GORGE OF THE GRAND CANYON, 1200 feet (366m)

Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)