The Point Fire is being managed to achieve multiple objectives. Resource objectives for the fire include maintaining fire in a fire-adapted ecosystem, reducing hazardous accumulations of forest fuels and recycling of forest nutrients. Protection objectives for the fire include protection of sensitive cultural resources and critical wildlife habitat areas.
|Date of Origin||Monday July 04th, 2011 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||Grand Canyon National Park, North Rim, approximately 10 miles west of North Rim developed area|
Ponderosa Pine with some mixed conifer and areas of grass and sage
Fire behavior includes low intensity surface fire in ponderosa pine with occasional small patches of mixed conifer and areas of grass and sage. Abundant rain has fallen on the fire significantly decreasing fire activity.
All road closures associated with the Point Fire have been lifted. Point Sublime and the Point Sublime Road have re-opened.
Firefighters continue to monitor the fire.
During periods of increased activity, smoke from the Point Fire may be visible from US Highway 64 as far south as Valle, South Rim viewpoints, the Rim Trail, US Highway 67, the North Rim entrance station and some North Rim viewpoints. Coordination with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is ongoing.