August 7 Update on New Water Fire on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The New Water Fire was fully contained today at 6:00 p.m. All resources with the exception of two engines have been released from the fire. A transfer of command from the type III organization back to the host units occurred at 6:00 p.m. today. The fire will remain in a monitor status until controlled and eventually is declared out.
The New Water Fire is located approximately six miles east of Meadview, Arizona and fifty miles north of Kingman, Arizona and originated on private land adjacent to the park.
The fire remains at 9,800 acres.
Start Date: August 3
Location: 6 miles east of Meadview, Arizona and 50 miles north of Kingman, Arizona
Fuels: grass, brush and pinyon juniper
Personnel/Equipment currently assigned to the fire: Two engines.
Did You Know?
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