Mostly fair weather conditions are forecast for Monday.
Strong winds will return on Tuesday ahead of an approaching cold front from the northwest. Dry humidity levels along with breezy winds will continue through the week with stronger winds returning by the weekend. (Source NOAA) More »
Fire Information and Activity
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, 2014Update 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
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
National Park Service fire managers will begin ignitions on the Horsethief Prescribed Burn on the South Rim of the park today.
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:
During an active fire, more detailed information is available from:
Listen to the Weather Forecast for Grand Canyon (NOAA Weather Radio)
The Fire Danger Rating at Grand Canyon National Park is:
South Rim: High
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.
Today's Fire Danger Rating on the South Rim of the park is: High
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?
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)