Grand Canyon Crews Finish 2.7-Square-Mile Prescription Fire

Jun 24, 2019

Authorities say Grand Canyon National Park has completed ignition operations on a prescribed fire.

Crews began work on the Long Jim Prescribed Fire June 18
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  Crews will continue to mop up any areas along the fires perimeter that may threaten the holding line.

Because of changing conditions, fire managers have decided to halt any further ignitions.

More than 2.7 square miles (7.1 square kilometers) were treated.

Park officials say crews met the objectives for the prescribed fire, including improving the defensible space in the wildland/urban interface within the South Rim developed area and reducing fuel loads.