RV Fire Results in Fatalities at Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 7:22 a.m. on Monday, October 3, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report from the South Entrance Station of a "motor home" with smoke in the cab. The vehicle was located at the Grand Canyon National Park sign just south of the entrance to the park.
When they arrived on scene, firefighters found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames and proceeded to work on extinguishing the fire.
After the fire was extinguished, initial investigations revealed that the RV had been occupied at the time of the fire and fatalities had occurred. Rangers are now waiting for the Coconino County Medical Examiner to arrive to assist them in determining the number of fatalities.
The National Park Service will be conducting an investigation into the incident with the assistance of the Flagstaff Fire Department and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
No additional information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.