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Prescribed Burns To Begin Near The North Rim Of the Grand Canyon

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This week fire crews will begin a series of pile burns near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Prescribed burns are expected to last through mid-December to reduce hazardous fuels and woody debris within the park as well as on Forest Service land throughout the area. Smoke from the work is expected to be visible from highways 89A and 67 along with Jacob Lake and Fredonia. Smoke is also expected in the Grand Canyon following each ignition. Fire managers are working with state environmental regulators to mitigate smoke impacts.

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