The Fuller Fire is approximately 42 percent completed and is estimated to be 14,541 acres. Parts of the Fuller Fire received as much as 4 inches of rain throughout the week with minimal fire behavior because of heavy rains. Crews worked to clean flood debris from the roads leading to Cape Royal and Point Imperial Thursday morning and will continue to do so today.
Grand Canyon National Park
The lightning-caused Fuller Fire continues to burn at a low intensity towards the west, producing minimal smoke. The fire is approximately 14, 493 acres and is estimated at 47 percent contained. Meteorologists predict increased moisture and rain over the weekend, which will likely slow the spread of fire.
Fire managers on the Fuller Fire are strengthening containment lines on the west side of the fire. Selective thinning along Forest Roads 610 and 611 is intended to protect the DeMotte Park area from any fire encroachment from the Fuller Fire.
As the lightning-started Fuller Fire slowly creeps west, firefighters plan to ignite along the 610 and 611 roads to create a buffer to protect infrastructure and heritage sites. This buffer will allow the Fuller Fire to burn naturally to the west without threatening the DeMotte Park area.
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.
The Fuller Fire is approximately 38 percent contained and is estimated at 14,385 acres.
The Fuller Fire is approximately 65 percent contained and is estimated at 14,385 acres.
Yesterday: Fuller Fire personnel supported the North Rim fire program by responding to a one-acre lightning fire located 3 miles west of the Grand Canyon North Rim entrance station.
The Fuller Fire is burning at Point Imperial at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. The fire is approximately 14,385 acres and estimated at 65 percent contained.
Yesterday: Over an inch of rain fell across the majority of the fire Friday afternoon. However, fire managers continued to actively monitor internal smoldering to the north and west of the fire. Crews worked to remove hazards along Cape Royal and Point Imperial Roads in anticipation of
Firefighters took advantage of scattered rain and reduced fire behavior yesterday to strengthen fire control lines ahead of potential future fire spread to the west and north on the Fuller Fire. Mop up operations successfully cooled hot spots and removed hazard trees along the Point Imperial and Cape Royal Roads. Fire continued to consume heavy dead and down timber inside control lines, effectively cleaning the forest floor and improving overall forest health.
Crews yesterday continued to hold and strengthen containment lines to the north and south of the Fuller Fire. Firefighters also begin mop-up operations including the removal of hazard trees near roads along the fire perimeter. Internal smoldering continued to reduce the build-up of dead woody material on the forest floor.
The Fuller Fire area received a wetting rain yesterday totaling between a tenth and a quarter of an inch. These rains helped crews hold and strengthen existing fire perimeter lines to the north and south. Crews reported low intensity smoldering and creeping fire behavior as woody ground cover and logs were consumed.