Fire Restrictions Lifted in Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, fire managers have lifted all fire restrictions within the park.
On June 8, Grand Canyon's South Rim implemented a ban on all wood burning fires due to extremely hot and dry conditions. As conditions worsened, on June 20, the entire park implemented restrictions on all wood burning and charcoal fires. Today, as monsoonal moisture settles into the area, fire danger has decreased and all restrictions are being lifted.
The National Park Service would like to remind everyone that although fire danger is no longer Extreme, it is still Very High, and visitors should continue to be fire aware and use extra care 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 restriction on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico, please call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.