Fire managers and staff from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona Strip District, Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Mead National Recreation Area continue firefighting efforts on the Mt. Emma Fire today. The lightning-caused fire located 75 miles southeast of St. George, Utah is approximately 4,000 acres in size as of June 29, 2015.
The fire began June 24, 2015 at 4:40 p.m. on the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. On June 25, 2015 the fire burned into Grand Canyon National Park where it continues to burn.