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Officials say recent monsoonal activity has led to a few new lightning ignited fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park over the past several days.

Fire crews are actively working to suppress three fires within Grand Canyon National Park. The Lindbergh Fire near Lindbergh Hill is being directly suppressed. Approximately 2 acres in size, current fire behavior is reported to be moving slowly within mixed conifer. Fire crews are working to contain the fire at the smallest possible size by digging handline around the fire's perimeter.

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Firefighters continue to work to bolster containment lines around the Museum Fire north of Flagstaff.

The fire is 12% contained and has burned 1,887 acres or about three-square miles according to the latest reports on inciweb as of Wednesday evening.

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Rain has been falling across parts of the Flagstaff area this morning and at the scene of the Museum Fire…  which is now listed as the highest priority fire in the country with major resources and personnel going toward containment of the blaze.

Fire management officials have downsized the official estimated size of the footprint of the fire to 1,400 acres compared to Tuesday’s estimate of 1,800 acres. The Museum Fire is at 10% containment as of early Wednesday morning.

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Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.

The work would occur on strips of land up to 165 yards wide and up to 11,000 miles long in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada and Utah, according to an environmental analysis released Friday. It didn’t give specific details on what the impact to the land could be.

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The Woodbury Fire in the Superstition mountains outside of Superior in southeastern Arizona has prompted officials to call for the evacuation of about 250 homes near Roosevelt Lake.

A temporary shelter has been set up at a school in Miami, Arizona but officials say only a few evacuees have decided to go there. A public meeting about the fire and rescue efforts will be held at the Miami High School Auditorium at six o’clock this evening.

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