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Galahad Fire

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INCIDENT UPDATED 7/18/2014

Approximate Location

36.284 latitude, -112.236 longitude

Incident Overview

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Overview: The lightning-caused Galahad Fire was discovered on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 23, 2014. The fire is burning in an area that has burned previously within the last 15 years.

Objectives: National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are managing the Galahad Fire for both resource and protection objectives. Resource objectives for the fire include returning fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem in order to maintain forest health. Protection objectives for the fire include protection of sensitive cultural resources and wildlife habitat.




Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday May 23rd, 2014 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationNorth Rim on the Walla Valley Peninsula Near Galahad Point

Current Situation

Size6,137 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine

Outlook

Remarks

The Galahad Fire was called out at 1455 hrs on 7/15/2014.

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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