Tuesday afternoon fire was spotted 11 miles southeast of Grand Canyon Village and just west of the Grandview Lookout Tower on the Kaibab National Forest. As of Tuesday night the Grand Fire covered 400 acres with 50 percent contained and a containment line around the fire. The cause is under investigation.
Smoke could be seen from the North Rim all afternoon and after dark a glow could be seen on the horizon.
There is still a complete fire ban on the Kaibab National Forest including smoking cigarettes limited to inside buildings or vehicles only. Campgrounds on the South Rim have banned campfires due to the “Extreme” fire warning. The North Rim fire warning is “Very High” and campfires are allowed in the campground fire rings only.
Light winter snow pack has left Arizona dryer than usual. Please use caution.