Wednesday’s fireline work focused increased effort on the NE section of the fire north of Highway 89A where the fire is still most active. Additional crews were added to bolster resources working in this difficult terrain. The remainder of the perimeter continued to see crews doing suppression repair, extinguishing hot spots near the perimeter, and monitoring for spot fires potentially spread by afternoon breezes.
The weather forecast for today continues hot and dry with breezy afternoons. Firefighters will focus on continued suppression tactics, aided by aircraft and dozer support. Other sections of the fire will be patrolled and mopped up with suppression repair occurring on the remainder of the 368 miles of the perimeter.
Closures: Highway 89A is closed from Mile Post 545 near the Cliff Dwellings to Fredonia. Businesses remain open in Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs. Highway 67 from Jacob Lake to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park is also closed. Due to the road closures, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park is presently inaccessible. See https://www.Facebook.com/GrandCanyonNationalPark/ for more information.
The South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park remains open. The U.S. Forest Service has closed the North Kaibab Ranger District. The Bureau of Land Management has also closed its lands east of Fredonia, both closures are for public safety. See: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident.article/6748/52037/
Restrictions: Kaibab National Forest has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. For a full list of prohibitions, please visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/kaibab/alerts-notices/?aid=58061
Evacuations: Jacob Lake and several residences along House Rock Road.
Temporary Flight Restrictions: Temporary flight restrictions (TFR) are in effect around the entire fire area. Remember, that temporary flight restrictions also apply to unmanned aircraft systems (drones). If you fly, we can’t!
Smoke Outlooks: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralArizona
CDC Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html
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