Jun 21, 2013 12:40 PM by Faye DeHoff

Fire that burned near Grand Canyon 100% contained

TUSAYAN, GRAND CANYON - The Halfway Fire which burned near Tusayan at the Grand Canyon remains 100 percent contained and there is minimal fire behavior.

Overnight, no growth or creeping of the fire occurred. Crews will be continuing mop-up work throughout the day and tomorrow. Updated mapping has confirmed the fire is approximately 250 acres in size.

The fire burned about five miles east of Tusayan and north of the Ten X Ranch. The cause is still under investigation. It was fueled by Ponderosa Pine needles. The fire was first reported on Wednesday June 19th.

A red flag warning is still in effect which means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring or will occur shortly. Visitors are also reminded that Stage 2 fire restrictions remain in place on the Tusayan and Williams Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest.


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