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Halfway Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 6/21/2013

Approximate Location

35.979 latitude, -112.046 longitude

Incident Overview

June 20 pm perimeter map

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The Halfway fire is located north of the Ten X Ranch and 5 miles due east of Tusayan, AZ on National Forest and National Park lands. Previous prescribed fire and wildfire history in the area has allowed crews to move quickly and safety to suppress the fire while minimizing risk even in the face of extreme fire weather conditions.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused (under Investigation)
Date of OriginWednesday June 19th, 2013 approx. 02:45 PM
Location5 Miles East of Tusayan and North of Ten X Ranch
Incident CommanderAndy Bernard

Current Situation

Size250 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine Needles

Significant Events

There are no structures threatened and no closures at this time. Smoke impacts will be minimal to the Tusayan/Grand Canyon area Friday morning (6/21) and should lift by mid-day. There could be light smoke impacts again tomorrow in the morning if conditions remain the same. Visitors are also reminded that Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place on the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Previous fire history in the area has allowed crews to move quickly and safety to suppress the fire while minimizing risk even in the face of extreme fire weather conditions. Crews will be continuing mop-up work throughout the day June 21 and June 22).

Remarks

Updated mapping confirms the fire is approximately 250 acres. (175 acres on National Forest/75 acres on National Park Service)

Unit Information

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Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service
P.O. Box 129
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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