Grand Canyon National Park

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 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.

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