Gusty winds and single digit humidity fueled fire growth throughout the day. Fire managers are closely monitoring aggressive fire movement to the south near the Cape Royal Road and Point Imperial Road junction as conditions safely allow.
Today winds from the south and southwest, up to 20mph, with a low relative humidity of 9% led to continued fire growth. The fire is currently estimated to be approximately 2,949 acres due to better mapping.
The Southwest Type 2 Incident Management Team #3 assumed command of the Fuller Fire at 6 a.m. this morning. Yesterday, additional resources arrived to support the Fuller Fire. Approximately 200 personnel are currently assigned including 3 hotshot crews, one hand crew, 3 helicopters, 5 engines, one dozer, and 3 water tenders.
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.
Warmer, drier weather has led to increased fire activity on the Fuller Fire. 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. No structures are threatened. There are no road or trail closures in effect at this time.
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.