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Thumb Fire Switches to Monitor Status

Aerial view of burned area looking out along plane wing with clear line between burned and unburned area.
Aerial view of Thumb Fire area from recon flight on 7/26

NPS/Rachel Grabenstein

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News Release Date: July 27, 2020

Contact: Rachel Grabenstein, 928-638-7895

Grand Canyon, AZ - This is the final update for the Thumb Fire unless conditions change significantly. The Thumb Fire is 100% contained. The final acreage reported for the fire is 8,354.

At 5:00 pm yesterday the Thumb Fire switched to monitor status. The fire area received significant precipitation last week and even more rain over the weekend. Yesterday a reconnaissance flight ensured that containment lines were secure and no smoke was detected. All resources have been released but the fire will continued to be monitored aerially.

The Havasupai reservation is under an emergency closure due to the COVID-19 virus. Public entry into the reservation is prohibited and will be strictly enforced by the Havasupai Tribe.

There are no closures in Grand Canyon National Park related to the Thumb Fire.

For more information on the Thumb Fire, visit:

Please visit for other information about wildland fire at Grand Canyon National Park or call 928-638-7819 for recorded fire information.


Last updated: July 27, 2020

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