Pile Burning to Begin at South Rim of Grand Canyon
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Contact: Daniel Pearson, 928-638-7934
Fire managers will take advantage of moisture to minimize the chance of fire spread and potential spotting from the piles. The piles will be ignited by firefighters and monitored until the piles are completely out.
Park visitors may see open flames and/or smell smoke in the vicinity of the piles located south of Mather Campground along Market Plaza Road, Supai Camp, and along Rowe Well Road. Signs will be posted advising visitors and motorists of possible smoke along impacted travel corridors. Coordination with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is underway.
For more information on this debris burning project, please contact South District Fire Management Officer Dan Pearson at 928-638-7934. For more about Grand Canyon National Park's fire management program, please visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm.
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.