A Warm Day Friday with Light Winds
Expect breezy southwest winds this weekend as a cold front moves north of the Grand Canyon region. Maximum temperatures cool to seasonal normals from Sunday through Wednesday. More »
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park
Public Health Alert, October 2014: A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Any persons having physical contact with bats in the park, please follow this link. More »
Fire Information and Activity
Updated: October 23, 2014 @ 7:15 a.m.
Prescribed fire smoke from will be most visible during ignition operations and will likely gradually diminish after ignitions are completed.Smoke may be visible along Highway 67 and 89A as well as from various locations on the North Rim and South Rim. Smoke is expected in the canyon, one to three days after each ignition related to the Slopes Rx.
Fire managers are working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality- Smoke Management Division to reduce and mitigate potential smoke impacts.
Visitors may see fire personnel, vehicles, and air support in the vicinity when any prescribed fire is being implemented. Please drive slowly, turn your lights on, and avoid stopping in areas where fire personnel are working.
Plans for each burn unit contain a set of parameters which define the desired weather and fuel conditions under which a prescribed fire can be initiated. Prior to implementing the burns, fire managers will evaluate current conditions and will only begin ignition if the prescribed conditions are within those parameters.
Fire danger is currently Moderate on the South Rim and Moderate on the North Rim.
Please review the year-round fire regulations in place at Grand Canyon:
Visit www.inciweb.nwcg.gov for up-to-date information about any active fire in the region or across the country.
During an active fire, more detailed information is available from:
The park's Twitter feed:
Listen to the Weather Forecast for Grand Canyon (NOAA Weather Radio)
The fire danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:
South Rim: Moderate
North Rim: Moderate
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.
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.
Did You Know?
There are different river trip opportunities through Grand Canyon National Park, including professionally guided raft trips, available to the public and often reserved a year or two in advance; and self-guided, or "private" river trips, made available to the public through a weighted lottery. More...