Fire Updates / Advisories / Restrictions / Closures
Fire Information and Activity
Updated August 11, 2016
OPEN TO VISITORS: Highway 67; North Rim Visitor Center, Lodge and Campground; Fuller Canyon Road; Point Imperial and Cape Royal Roads; Cape Royal Trail; Cape Final Trail; Cliff Springs Trail; and FSR 22 and Rainbow Rim Trail on the Kaibab National Forest.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Fire: Fuller Fire
Start Date: June 29,2016
Location: Point Imperial, North Rim Grand Canyon National Park
Total Personnel: 100, as of August 10, 2016
Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain
Smoke and isolated pockets of heat remain within the burned area and will persist for some time. If the heat lasts through the monsoon, the fire could start to become active again.
Fire is a natural part of the landscape in Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest and fire managers use it to help clean up dead down trees and debris from the forest floor. The extended absence of wildfire increases the risk of catastrophic fire in this area, which could have negative impact on vegetation, soil, wildlife, and other natural resources. The Fuller Fire reduces the likelihood of catastrophic wildifre in the future by restoring the natural fire cycle and improving forest health.
There is a closure order in place for the Kaibab National Forest. The boundary of this area closure starts east of Highway 67 at the junction of FR 610 and FR 611, heading northeast where the junction of FR 611 and the North Canyon Trail intersect, continuing on the North Canyon Trail to the trailhead on FR 631, then south on FR 631 to the junction with FR 455A, then northeast along FR 445A to the junction with FR 8910, then southeast along FR 8910 to the Kaibab National Forest boundary with Grand Canyon National Park and following this boundary south and west to FR 610. This order only affects lands on the Kaibab National Forest. View the closure map here.
During an active fire, more detailed information is available from:
Listen to the Weather Forecast for Grand Canyon (NOAA Weather Radio)
Fire Restrictions / Regulations
Please review the year-round fire regulations in place at Grand Canyon:
- Within the park, fires are only allowed in designated campgrounds and may only be ignited in grills or designated fire rings.
The fire danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:
South Rim: Very High
North Rim: Very HIgh
Learn more about the Fire Management program at Grand Canyon National Park.
View photos of Grand Canyon's Fire and Aviation program.
To view interagency wildland fire photos, click here.
Wildland Fire QUICKLINKS:
For more fire information in and around Grand Canyon National Park, visit the Arizona Emergency Information Network, the official site for alerts and bulletins on emergencies and disasters in Arizona, including public health and safety advisories, homeland security alerts and disaster relief bulletins.
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