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Contact: Emily Davis, 928-638-7609
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz.–On Wednesday, June 3 at approximately 3 pm the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a wildland fire at Pinon Park located within the South Rim Village.
Wildland fire teams responded to Pinon Park, a residential neighborhood on the South Rim. Resources responding include three wildland fire engines and one structural engine and approximately 18 crew members. The park helicopter also responded. The fire is currently less than one acre and 50% contained and located south of Pinon Park. The fire is burning in a previously treated area and consists mainly of grass and dead and down trees. Crews expect to have the fire contained this evening. No structures are threatened and residents of Pinon Park do not need to evacuate.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. No further information is available at this time.-NPS-