Fire Restrictions to be Lifted in Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 a.m. fire managers will lift all fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park.
On June 26, the park implemented restrictions on all wood burning and charcoal fires. As monsoonal moisture settles into the area, fire danger has decreased and all restrictions will be lifted on Wednesday, July 10 at 8:00 a.m. Grand Canyon National Park restrictions are being lifted in complete cooperation with the United States Forest Service, Tribal partners, and intergovernmental agencies in Northern Arizona.
The National Park Service would like to remind everyone that although fire danger is no longer at extreme, it is still very high, and visitors should continue to be fire aware, use extra care and consult the managing agency 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 restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico, please call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985 or visit http://wildlandfire.az.gov.
Did You Know?
The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.