Wildfire North of Grand Canyon Burns Excess Vegetation

Officials say firefighters have made “excellent progress.”

 

 

FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much larger planning area where public-land managers say the fire is removing excess vegetation from the forest floor.

The lightning-caused wildfire on the Kaibab National Forest was detected July 12 and is 11 miles (18 kilometers) south of Jacob Lake and about 3 miles (5 kilometers) west of the highway to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Forest officials said firefighters have made “excellent progress” in reinforcing the perimeter of the fire’s 31-square mile (79-square kilometer) planning.

See also  Australia to Pay ‘Whatever it Takes’ to Fight Wildfires

Officials say the fire poses no danger to structures.

Smoke from the fire is expected to be visible from both rims of the Grand Canyon.

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Topics

Subscribe to Our Monthly Newsletter

Stay in the loop with our wildland newsletter.

Officials say firefighters have made “excellent progress.”     FREDONIA, Ariz. (AP) — A wildfire being allowed to burn on the Arizona Strip north of the Grand Canyon has grown to 2.6 square miles (7 square kilometers) within a much larger planning area where public-land managers say the fire is removing excess vegetation from the […]

Get The Wildland Firefighter Newsletter

Related Articles

Reckless Burning Charge Against Federal Burn Boss Dismissed

Reckless Burning Charge Against Federal Burn Boss Dismissed

JAYSON JACOBY - Baker City Herald, Ore. Criminal charges have been dismissed against Ricky Lane Snodgrass, the U.S. Forest Service employee charged with reckless burning after overseeing a prescribed fire in Grant County in October 2022. Charges were moved from Grant...