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FULLER FIRE NEWS RELEASE: Limited new fire growth; mop-up continues

July 21, 2016

 Limited new fire growth; mop-up continues


Thursday July 21, 2016


Fire: Fuller Fire                                             Containment: 7%

Acres: 14, 348                                                Start Date: June 29, 2016                                               

Cause: Lightning                                           Location: Point Imperial, N. Rim Grand Canyon NP                 

Total Personnel: 540                                   

Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain



Yesterday: Firefighters took advantage of scattered rain and reduced fire behavior to strengthen fire control lines ahead of potential future fire spread to the west and north. Mop up operations successfully cooled hots spots and removed hazard trees along the Point Imperial and Cape Royal Roads. Fire continued to consume heavy dead and down timber inside control lines, effectively cleaning the forest floor and improving overall forest health.


“Much of the Fuller Fire is smoldering in rugged and remote country to the north and west,” said Incident Commander, Alan Sinclair. “These areas may continue to burn naturally for some time as monsoonal rains ebb and flow across the landscape.”


Today: There is a 40% chance of rain again today which will aid firefighters in continued mop-up operations along Cape Royal and Point Imperials Roads with in the Park. Crews are also working to rehabilitate fire lines when it is safe to do so. The fire will continue to smolder internally as the area dries out with arriving hotter and drier weather this weekend.


Smoke: South winds will push any smoke produced to the north over the House Rock Valley area. For more information on smoke and your health visit:


Open: Highway 67; North Rim Visitor Center, Lodge and Campground; FSR 22 and Rainbow Rim Trail on Kaibab National Forest.


Closures:  All USFS areas east of Highway 67 and south of Tater Ridge Rd (FSR 213) and east of House Rock Valley Rd (FSR 8910).  Trails: Arizona Trail: Lindberg Hill north to the Park boundary; Ken Patrick Trail: starting at the Uncle Jim Trail junction; Point Imperial Trail; Nankoweap Trail; Saddle Mountain Trail, South Canyon Trail. Road closures include: Fuller Canyon Road; Cape Royal Road; Point Imperial Road; FSR 610; FSR 611. Closures will be in place until further notice.


Fire Information:


Text Message: text “follow GrandCanyonNPS” to 40404



Fire Information Center: 844-684-5411; Recorded Information: 928-638-7688