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Thumb Fire

Unit Information

Truxton Canyon Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
13067 East Highway 66 Valentine Arizona 86437
Valentine, AZ , AZ 86437

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Incident Contact

Rachel Grabenstein -GCNP
Phone: 928-638-7895
Hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Highlighted Activity

07/27/2020 Thumb Fire Switches to Monitor Status
Grand Canyon, AZ - This is the final update for the Thumb Fire unless conditions change significantly. The Thumb Fire is 100% contained. The final acreage reported for the fire is 8,354.   At 5:00.
News - 07/27/2020
Photo from 7/26 recon flightImage options: [ Full Size ]

July 25:  The entire Thumb Fire area received rain yesterday and more rain is predicted for today. Yesterday resources continued to be released from the incident and the number of firefighters was greatly reduced. The fire’s containment is currently at eighty-eight percent and is anticipated to increase over the weekend. The local Type 4 organization assumed command at 7:00 a.m. this morning. Fire engines remain assigned to assist with patrolling and monitoring the fire area once it is safe to enter the area after the rain. 


CLOSURES: The Havasupai reservation is under an emergency closure due to the COVID-19 virus. Public entry into the reservation is prohibited and will be strictly enforced by the Havasupai Tribe. There are no closures within Grand Canyon National Park related to the Thumb Fire. 

There is no longer a Temporary Flight Restriction over the Thumb Fire. 

For information about wildland fire at Grand Canyon National Park, visit: or call 928-638-7819 for recorded fire information.


Thumb Fire Public Information 
Phone: 928-638-7895

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday July 16th, 2020 approx. 06:00 AM
Location33 mi NW of Tusayan, AZ
Incident CommanderAdam Pahl: Type 4 Local Organization
Coordinates36.331 latitude, -112.573 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel3
Size8,354 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

grass, brush, pinyon/juniper

Significant Events

Significant reduction in fire activity due to rain in the fire area.


Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity


Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High possibility of thunderstorms and rain in the fire area.