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The Acoma Fire Crew burn piles of heavy fuels to improve control lines along the Ikes Fire Planning Area perimeter. (Jason Engle/NPS)

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North Rim fires: Castle Fire nears burnout phase, Ikes Fire continues to grow

Three new wildfires fires contained on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

Because of warmer, drier weather conditions, two lightning-caused wildfires burning on the North Rim are producing an increased amount of visible smoke.