Fire News and Stories

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News Releases (Fire Related)
6-16-07 Lightning Ignites Wildfires in Zion National Park
6-17-07 Zion National Park Wildfire Update
8-9-07 Zion National Park Begins Environmental Assessment
8-10-07 Dakota Hill Fire Activity
9-20-07 Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion National Park
9-27-07 Zion National Park to Issue Free Firewood Permits for Lava Point
10-4-07 Zion National Park Asks for Comments on Environmental Assessment
10-9-07 Pine Valley Peak Prescribed Fire to Continue in Zion National Park
10-11-07 Zion National Park to Begin Post-Fire Rehabilitation
4-29-08 East Mesa Prescribed Fire Planned in Zion
5-8-08 Series of Prescribed Fires Planned in Zion Canyon
6-25-08 Fire Restrictions to be Implemented in Zion National Park
8-10-08 Wildland Fire Burning in Kolob Canyons Area of Zion National Park
10-2-08 Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire
10-27-08 Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire Update
7-8-09 Horse Wildland Fire
7-29-09 Wildfire Closes Kolob Canyons
7-30-09 Cliff Fire Update
8-2-09 Cliff Fire Contained
9-24-09 Lava Point Prescribed Fire
9-30-09 Pocket Mesa Prescribed Fire
4-14-10 East Entrance Prescribed Fire
8-30-10 Subway Fire
5-11-11 Zion Canyon Prescribed Burns
6-27-11 Fire Restrictions Implmented
8-31-11 Toquerville Falls Fire
5-10-12 Clear Trap Rx
5-11-12 Clear Trap Rx Cancelled
5-17-13 Clear Trap Rx
6-17-14 Fire Restrictions Implemented
7-11-15 Cathedral Fire

Fire Stories
Rural Fire Assistance 2002
Wildland Fire Meets Structural Fire 2002
Cedar City Interagency Air Operations Center 2002
Zion Receives Fire Management Award 2003
Cedar City Interagency Fire Center 2003
Fire Information Bulletin Boards 2003
National Science Teachers Conference 2003
Timber Top Fire Use Complex 2003
Color Country Wins Prestigious Pulaski Award 2004
Opening of Emergency Operations Center in Zion 2004
Paria Rx Information Role 2004
Zion Receives Regional Fire Management Award 2005
Clear Trap Prescribed Fire 2004
Zion Fuels Clean-up Day 2005
VIP Fuels Clean-up Project 2005
NPS Director Fran Mainella Attends Zion Fire Briefing 2005
Joint Fire Science Project 2005
VIP Fuels Clean-up Project 2006
East Mesa Prescribed Fire 2006
Pine Valley Peak Prescribed Fire 2007
Public Allowed to Collect Free Firewood 2007
East Mesa Prescribed Fire 2008
East Mesa Prescribed Fire Stops Wildfire 2008
Three Finger Mesa Prescribed Fire 2008
Zion Firefighters Receive Thanks 2009
Horse Wildfire 2009
Education Outreach At Bryce Canyon 2009
East Entrance Prescribed Fire Completed 2010
Zion Residental Fuel Reduction Project 2011
Clear Trap Prescribed Fire 2013
Bryce Canyon Firewood Project 2014
Zion Campground Prescribed Fire 2014

2004 Fire Management Annual Report
2005 Fire Management Annual Report
2006 Fire Management Annual Report
2007 Fire Management Annual Report
2008 Fire Management Annual Report
2009 Fire Management Annual Report
2010 Fire Management Annual Report
2011 Fire Management Annual Report
2012 Fire Management Annual Report
2013 Fire Management Annual Report
2014 Fire Management Annual Report
2015 Fire Mangaement Annual Report

Last updated: May 24, 2016

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Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
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