UPDATE: Prescribed Fire Planned for Grand Canyon Village Thursday, May 5, 2016 Postponed

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Date: May 4, 2016
Contact: Emily Davis, 928-638-7609

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers are postponing prescribed fire treatment in Grand Canyon Village Thursday, May 5 due to predicted high winds.

Temporary road and trail closures and detours will no longer be in effect and the Village (Blue) shuttle bus route will operate as normal.

Fire managers may initiate prescribed fire treatment on the area in the future. The burn unit, primarily ponderosa pine, is about 40 acres in size and is located east of the village historic district and south of South Entrance Road.Prescribed fires play an important role in decreasing risks to life, resources, and property. Fire managers carefully plan prescribed fires, initiating them only under environmental conditions that are favorable to assuring firefighter and visitor safety and to achieving the desired objectives.

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Last updated: May 5, 2016

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