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July 24, 2016 Fuller Fire Map
Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim Campground, North Kaibab Trailhead, visitor center are all open. Pullouts along the Point Imperial and Cape Royal roads and some trails in the area are closed due to Fuller Fire activity.


Updated July 26, 2016

OPEN TO VISITORS: Highway 67 and the North Rim developed area, including Grand Canyon Lodge, North Rim campground, Bright Angel Point, North Rim Visitor Center, and North Kaibab trailhead.

Fuller Fire is Being Managed Using a Combination of Strategies

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fire: Fuller Fire

Completion: 38%

Acres: 14,385

Start Date: June 29, 2016

Cause: Lightning

Location: Point Imperial, N. Rim Grand Canyon NP

Total Personnel: 270

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain

Yesterday, we stated in our update that we are using a completion percentage for the Fuller Fire versus a containment percentage. The percentage of completion reflects the progress towards completion of all incident objectives for the fire. The Fuller Fire is being managed with a combination of strategies for suppression and natural resources benefit. The Fuller Fire Management Objectives have been reassessed by the Type 3 Management Team and the percentage has decreased by 28%. This does not mean that the fire size has increased or the percentage contained has changed.

Today, fire crews will continue to work along FSR 610, FSR 611, and the Arizona Trail to strengthen contingency firelines. Firefighters continue to assess the fire's movement to the north and west throughout the day and will take action as necessary. Fire resources will also assist with any new fire starts within the Grand Canyon National Park and Kaibab National Forest North Zone area. The forecasted weather for this week includes moist monsoonal air over the burn area through Tuesday and then a drying trend is expected to begin on Wednesday.

Smoke: North winds are expected today with winds shifting to the east this afternoon. For more information on smoke and your health visit:

Open: 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.

Closures: These closures are in place until further notice. All USFS areas east of Highway 67 and south of Tater Ridge Rd (FSR 213) and east of House Rock Valley Rd (FSR 8910). Trails: Arizona Trail: Lindberg Hill north to the Park boundary;Ken Patrick Trail: starting at the Uncle Jim Trail junction;Point Imperial Trail;Nankoweap Trail;Saddle Mountain Trail;and South Canyon Trail. Road closures include: FSR 610 and FSR 611. All closures remain in place until further notice.

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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.
- If you are hiking and camping below the rim, cook stoves may be used, but campfires and other open fires are never allowed.
- If you are on a river trip, campfires are only allowed in elevated metal pans, and use of a fire proof blanket under the pan is required.
For information about fire restrictions on other public lands in Arizona and New Mexico call the Southwest Area Fire Restriction Information Line at 877-864-6985.


The fire danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:

Very High Fire Danger

South Rim: Very High

Very High Fire Danger

North Rim: Very HIgh

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