The Fuller Fire saw an increase in activity in the interior portions of the fire. Several islands of previously unburned mixed-conifers quickly burned Wednesday afternoon putting a small amount of smoke into the air. As the forecast for the next several days shows an increase in temperatures and a decrease in relative humidity, Fire Managers expect to see more fire activity along the western edge of the Fuller Fire perimeter. In anticipation of the potential for fire spread to the west, crews have been successful in preparing Forest Service Roads 610 and 611 to serve as potential fire breaks for the Fuller Fire. Preparing fuel breaks ahead of the lightning started fire is part of the incident management team’s objective of protecting built up areas along Highway 67 from the fire. Fire crews will continue to monitor the fire and take actions as needed to protect public and visitor safety.
Smoke: Northeast winds are expected today. For more information on smoke and your health visit: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/links.asp#Smoke
Open: Highway 67; North Rim Visitor Center, Lodge and Campground; Fuller Canyon Road; Point Imperial and Cape Royal Roads; Cape Royal Trail; Cape Final Trail; Cliff Springs Trail; and FSR 22 and Rainbow Rim Trail on the Kaibab National Forest.
Closures: These closures are in place until further notice. All USFS areas east of Highway 67 and south of Tater Ridge Rd (FSR 213) and east of House Rock Valley Rd (FSR 8910). Trails: Arizona Trail: Lindberg Hill north to the Park boundary; Ken Patrick Trail: starting at the Uncle Jim Trail junction; Point Imperial Trail; Nankoweap Trail; Saddle Mountain Trail; and South Canyon Trail. Road closures include: FSR 610 and FSR 611. All closures remain in place until further notice.
Fuller Fire Summary
- Start Date: June 29, 2016
- Cause: Lightning
- Location: Point Imperial, N. Grand Canyon NP
- Size: 14,385 acres
- Containment: 36%
- Personnel: 270
- Fuels: timber, grass, rugged terrain