Community News


July 23, 2016

 Rains over fire area; internal smoldering continues


Saturday July 23, 2016


Fire: Fuller Fire                                              Completion: 65%

Acres: 14, 385                                                Start Date: June 29, 2016                                                

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

Total Personnel: 403                                     Fuels/Topography: Timber, grass, rugged terrain


Yesterday:  Over an inch of rain fell across the majority of the fire Friday afternoon. However, fire managers continued to actively monitor internal smoldering to the north and west of the fire. Crews worked to remove hazards along Cape Royal and Point Imperial Roads in anticipation of opening the roads to the public as soon as it is safe to do so.  


Today: Drier conditions may increase smoldering and natural fire spread to the west and north as ecological benefits continue. Crews will be working to remove remaining safety hazards along Cape Royal and Point Imperial Roads. Management of the Fuller Fire will be transferred tomorrow at 6 a.m. from the Southwest Area  Type 2 Incident Management Team 3, to a Type 3 Incident Management Team for long-term fire management. 


“Our Team was honored to assist fire managers with the Fuller Fire. We have set the incoming team up for success with long term strategies” said Incident Commander, Alan Sinclair. “I feel confident that the type 3 organization will provide continuity of management objectives of this wildfire.”


Smoke: Southwest winds will push any smoke produced to the northeast. 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: Point Imperial Road, Cape Royal Road, Fuller Canyon Road; FSR 610; FSR 611. All closures will remain 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