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.
|Cause||Human Caused (under Investigation)|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 19th, 2013 approx. 02:45 PM|
|Location||5 Miles East of Tusayan and North of Ten X Ranch|
|Incident Commander||Andy Bernard|
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The Halfway Fire remains 100 percent contained and is exhibiting minimal fire behavior. No growth or creeping of the fire occurred on the night of June 20). Weather on June 21 will be breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. There is also currently a red flag warning.
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.
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).
Updated mapping confirms the fire is approximately 250 acres. (175 acres on National Forest/75 acres on National Park Service)