Prescribed Burn Planned for North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon AZ – National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forrest Service (USFS) fire managers working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program plan to conduct a prescribed fire.. more
November 19 2013
The North Rim Slopes Rx has currently completed ingitition. Over two days 51 acres were treated. Fire behavoir was minimal with moderate smoke impacts. Smoke may still be visible for the next few days.
November 17 2013
The North Rim Slopes Prescribed Fire (North Rim Slopes Rx) is located just west of Highway 67 and south of the Kaibab National Forest boundary. Fire managers anticipate initiating the North Rim Slopes Rx on Monday November 18th and expect to complete ignitions on Wednesday November 20th should conditions remain favorable. Ignitions are anticipated to last two to three days with several days or weeks of residual smoke to follow. The primary treatment area consists of Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer stands.
|Incident Type||Prescribed Fire|
Mixed Conifer Forest and Ponderosa Pine
Prescribed fire smoke from will be most visible during ignition operations and will likely gradually diminish after ignitions are completed. Smoke may be visible along Highway 67 and 89A as well as from various locations on the North Rim and South Rim. Fire managers are working with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality- Smoke Management Division to reduce and mitigate potential smoke impacts.
Ignitions will typically occur between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.