Grand Canyon National Park

Yesterday on the Fuller Fire, winds continued to spur natural fire growth to the north across the fire-adapted landscape. However, increased cloud cover and higher humidity moderated fire behavior, allowing for additional control work to the northeast and south. Crews conducted burnout operations on the northeast end of the fire near FSR 8910 in the South Canyon Point area. Firefighters also conducted two miles of burnout operations overnight along Cape Royal Road to help prevent new fire spread on the Walhalla Plateau.

Firefighters conducted an aerial reconnaissance flight this afternoon and estimate the Fuller Fire is approximately 1,324 acres. Approximately 66 personnel are currently assigned including one hotshot crew, one hand crew, and three engines. The lightning-caused fire is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, north of Fuller Canyon Road, about three miles west/southwest of Point Imperial. The North Rim Developed Area remains open.

National Park Service fire managers anticipate initiating a prescribed fire near Shoshone Point Thursday, June 9 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

The 1035-acre area that fire managers plan to treat is located east of Grand Canyon Village, between Yaki and Duck on a Rock points, and is comprised primarily of ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, and juniper. In support of the prescribed fire, managers will close Shoshone Point and the project area to all vehicle, bicycle, foot, and mule traffic from 8 am June 9 to 8 am June 10.

National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment in Grand Canyon Village Thursday, May 19, as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

The burn unit, primarily ponderosa pine, is about 40 acres in size and located east of the village historic district and south of South Entrance Road. Because of the burn unit’s proximity to South Entrance Road and the Greenway Trail, temporary closures and detours will be in effect from 10 am to 1 pm on May 5.

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