LB - Superior Propane

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | GrandCanyonTourGuide.com
Grand Canyon News | Grand Canyon, Arizona

home : latest news : latest news June 28, 2016


6/13/2012 10:31:00 AM
Grand Fire burning on Kaibab and in Grand Canyon National Park grows to 446 acres
Blaze located eight miles east of Tusayan and 11 miles southeast of Grand Canyon Village
Williams-Grand Canyon News


Fire crews continue working towards containment of the Grand Fire and estimate the current size at 446 acres with 50 percent containment. The fire, which is burning in both the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park, is located eight miles east of Tusayan, Arizona and 11 miles southeast of Grand Canyon Village, in the vicinity of the Grandview Lookout Tower and the Arizona Trail. The area last burned in 2009 during the Ruby Complex which was also managed with an interagency organization. Fuels include ponderosa pine, grass and some pinyon pine.

Approximately 85 personnel are assigned to the incident today and will be focusing their efforts on strengthening containment lines and extinguishing hot spots within the fire perimeter. Resources include six engines, three water tenders, two helicopters, one hot shot crew, and one dozer.

A DC10 air tanker and two single engine air tankers were utilized on the fire yesterday during initial attack. The DC10 is equipped to drop up to 11,600 gallons of retardant. It dropped two loads of retardant on the north flank of the fire to assist firefighters on the ground in keeping the fire from endangering a utility corridor and damaging power lines.

Officials advise the public to avoid the fire area around Grandview Lookout Tower in order to allow personnel to continue their work on the incident. Hazards include burned trees that may fall across forest roads and smoke on local roadways, impairing visibility. As a safety precaution, Arizona Trail users need to be prepared to detour off the trail between Forest Road 303 at Watson Tank and the junction of Forest Roads 301 and 310 near Lockett Lake until further notice. All roads and trails in Grand Canyon National Park are open at this time.

Smoke may be visible along State Highway 64 and in various locations within Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors may also see fire equipment and personnel in the area. Drivers should be aware of the potential for traffic control near the Grandview Tower and should watch for, and obey, traffic control signs and personnel. Drivers are asked not to stop when driving in the vicinity of the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Grand Fire information is posted on Inciweb at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2910/






    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Hiker remains missing in western Grand Canyon

•   Mandatory water conservation continues at Grand Canyon National Park, primary pump at Indian Garden inoperable





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. The email and phone info you provide will not be visible to the public. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to 1300 characters or less. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit your comment entries to five(5) per day.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Grand Canyon, AZ
Click for weather forecast






Find It Features Blogs Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications
Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map
LB - Best Western Grand Canyon Squire

© Copyright 2016 Western News&Info, Inc.® Grand Canyon News is the information source for Grand Canyon, Arizona and surrounding communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. Grand Canyon News Online is a service of Williams GC Newspapers Inc. By using the Site, grandcanyonnews.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Grand Canyon News Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved