Fire Updates / Advisories / Restrictions / Closures
Fire Information and 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
Start Date: June 29, 2016
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: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/links.asp#Smoke
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.
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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