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Ikes Fire

Unit Information

Grand Canyon National Park
National Park Service
Arizona
Grand Canyon, AZ 86023

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Incident Contacts

USFS Public Affairs: Andrew Hostad
Email: andrew.hostad@usda.gov
Phone: 928-643-8110

USFS Public Affairs: Jackie Banks
Email: jacqueline.banks@usda.gov
Phone: 928-635-8314

NPS Public Affairs: Lily Daniels
Phone: 928-638-7958

News Releases — Ikes Fire

Fire crews make progress on completion of Ikes Fire control lines Released: 10/3/2019
Since the wind event that occurred last weekend, fire managers have been implementing a plan to stop the growth of the 11,000-acre Ikes Fire, which is located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon...
Kaibab National Forest expands closure in the Rainbow Rim area Released: 10/1/2019
In order to provide for public and firefighter safety, the Kaibab National Forest expanded the area closure on the North Kaibab Ranger District in the vicinity of the Rainbow Rim. The Rainbow Rim...
Minimal growth on Ikes Fire following wind event Released: 9/30/2019
After two days of strong winds over the wildfire, minimal growth occurred in critical areas of the Ikes Fire on the Kaibab Plateau. The wildfire remained at a little more than 11,000 acres in size...
Ikes Fire Grows, Helicopters to Assist Released: 9/27/2019
In an effort to stop the Ikes Fire’s progression to the north, fire managers will utilize helicopter bucket drops in Quaking Aspen Canyon. The 11,000-acre lightning caused wildfire which is...
Windy conditions cause the Ikes Fire on the Kaibab Plateau to grow Released: 9/20/2019
Due to consecutive days of strong, gusty winds and below normal moisture over recent weeks, fire activity has increased again on the southwestern edge of the Ikes Fire, which is located on the North...
Command Of Ikes Fire Transitions To Type 4 Team, Closures Remain In Place Released: 8/25/2019
Grand Canyon, AZ –The Ikes Fire, which has been managed by a Local Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT), transitioned to a local Type 4 Incident Commander effective this morning, Sunday, August...
Ikes Fire Holding After Tested By Winds Released: 8/23/2019
Grand Canyon, AZ –Over the past two days, firefighters made progress with firing operations along Forest Road 223. This tactic is conducted to strengthen and improve the northern boundary of the...
Ikes Fire Expands, Crews Continue To Meet Objectives Released: 8/21/2019
Grand Canyon, AZ –A news release for the Ikes Fire will be issued every other day starting today, Wednesday August 21, 2019. Additional information will be released as it becomes available or...
Ikes Fire Behavior Aligns With Land Managers’ Objectives Released: 8/20/2019
Grand Canyon, AZ – Yesterday, firefighters moved west along the W4 road and improved the boundary line with hand ignitions. Crews also created debris piles to clean up vegetation along the forest...
Ikes Fire Holding Well Within Perimeter Released: 8/19/2019
Grand Canyon, AZ – Although drier conditions remain, the Ikes Fire is moving at a good pace through the predetermined planned area. The fire is presently backing down drainages and moving along the...