Grand Canyon National Park always operates under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
Grand Canyon National Park Active Fire Information: Ikes Fire (Updated Sept 26, 2019)
The Ikes Fire, which started on July 25, 2019, is a lighting caused fire located near Swamp Point on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Update: September 26, 2019, In an effort to stop the Ikes Fire's progression to the north, fire managers will utilize helicopter bucket drops in Quaking Aspen Canyon. The 11,000-acre lightning caused wildfire which is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest became active last week during a wind event that produced wind gusts to 45 mph.
Closures: Grand Canyon North Rim is OPEN.The following roads and trails on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon have been closed for public safety and to allow firefighters to conduct operations in the fire area.
- Powell Plateau Trail
- North Bass Trail
- Fire Point
- Swamp Point
- NPS W4 road north of the intersection of W4 and W1
To ensure public and firefighter safety, the temporary closure area of the Ikes Fire on the North Kaibab Ranger District has been expanded to include the roads, trails and viewpoints in the Rainbow Rim Trail area. Areas in the expanded closure include:
- Parissawampitts Point
- Fence Point
- Locust Point
- North Timp Point
- Timp Point
- Stina Point
This closure will remain in effect until further notice. Other roads and trails in the planning area may be temporarily blocked off due to hazards and fire personnel working in the area.
The Ikes Fire poses no danger to structures or local infrastructure.
More information about the Ikes Fire is available here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6475/
A list of Grand Canyon National Park News Releases for the Ikes Fire is displayed at the bottom of this page, along with the progression map from August 27, 2019.
During an active fire, additional information is available from:
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.
Grand Canyon Fire Restrictions
Please review the year-round fire regulations in place at Grand Canyon National Park:
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.
There are no additional Fire Restrictions at this time.
The Fire Danger at Grand Canyon National Park is:
South Rim: Very High
North Rim: High
Fire Management at Grand Canyon National Park
Fire has the potential to change park landscapes more often than volcanoes, earthquakes or even floods. Such forces of change are completely natural and often necessary. Plants and animals have evolved with, and many depend on, the role fire plays in creating and maintaining a diversity of habitats.
Fire managers at Grand Canyon National Park follow a comprehensive fire plan that allows the restoration of fire regimes through a full range of management tools. Natural fire, prescribed fire, hazard fuel reduction, and fire effects monitoring help restore natural processes while providing for firefighter and public safety.
Fire Ecology and Education
Learn about the history and importance of fire in shaping the plant communities above the Rims of Grand Canyon.
Community Wildfire Prevention & Safety
Helicopter Training Academy
Work on your taskbooks at the Grand Canyon! We offer two-week sessions to federal and non-federal employees interested in completing their HECM, HELB, and HELM certifications.
Fire Management Planning
Check here for planning documents that guide our fire management operations.
View photos of Grand Canyon's Fire and Aviation program.
To view National Park Service wildland fire photos, click here
Wildland Fire QUICKLINKS:
Arizona Wildfire Frequently Asked Questions
Arizona Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Resources
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Fire can be utilized to shape the landscape and achieve large-scale resource goals. Conversely, wildland fire can also adversely impact our resources, both natural and cultural. The Grand Canyon Fire Management Program views the wise use of fire as an important tool in the effort to reduce the impacts and restore balance to our ecosystems.
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Last updated: September 26, 2019