Kanabownits Fire Fact Sheet for July 28
Initial Cause: Lightning
Size: Currently 303 acres
Location: North Rim of the Grand Canyon on the Walla Valley Peninsula, near Kanabownits Springs
Objectives: The Kanabownits Fire is being managed for both resource andprotection objectives. Resource objectives include returning fire to afire-adapted ecosystem in order to maintain forest health. Protection objectives include protection ofsensitive cultural resources and wildlife habitat.
Current Actions: Significant wetting rains fell on the Kanabownits Fire Sunday, limiting fire activity until hotter, drier weather returns. Fire crews are completing maintenance work, including removing fallen trees and felling hazard trees, on the planning area boundary. The fire organization will be downsized on Tuesday and some of the resources released.
Today’s Weather: High of 78; minimum relative humidity 35-45%; light winds increasing to 10 mph in the afternoon; 50% chance of thunderstorms
Personnel Support: 50 personnel are assigning, including two Wildland Fire Modules, one Interagency Hotshot Crew, and several overhead
Public Impact: No closures are currently in place for the Kanabownits Fire; however smoke may be visible at times from several vantage points on the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon
Website: Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/3984/. More on Grand Canyon’s fire management program, is on park’s web site at http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm. Follow us on Twitter @GrandCanyonNPS.