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News Release- Thumb Fire area receives rain – More rain in the forecast -

July 24, 2020

 Grand Canyon, AZ – – The entire Thumb Fire area received rain for much of the day yesterday and more rain is predicted for today. Firefighters departed the fire area yesterday afternoon after confirming the burn area was receiving rain. The fire’s containment is currently at eighty-eight percent and is anticipated to increase over the weekend. The Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team is assisting with the demobilization of resources and working to transfer management back to the local agencies.

Fire engines will remain assigned to assist with patrolling and monitoring the fire area once it is safe to enter the area after the rain. CLOSURES: The Havasupai reservation is under an emergency closure due to the COVID-19 virus. Public entry into the reservation is prohibited and will be strictly enforced by the Havasupai Tribe. There are no closures within Grand Canyon National Park related to the Thumb Fire. A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the fire area.

The continued need will be evaluated. For more information on the Thumb Fire, visit:

For information about wildland fire at Grand Canyon National Park, visit: or call 928-638-7819 for recorded fire information