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North Rim Wildcat fire fully supressed

firefighters filling up bladder bags with water for mopping up the fire. Photos/courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, U.S. Forest Service

firefighters filling up bladder bags with water for mopping up the fire. Photos/courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, U.S. Forest Service

GRAND CANYON - NORTH RIM, Ariz. - The 1,502-acre Wildcat Fire on the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest is fully contained.

The fire started June 13 from a lightning strike and grew to 1,502 acres from June 13 - June 21. The fire was south of Highway 89A, in the vicinity of Saddle Mountain Wilderness. Around 238 personnel, which includes engine crews, hand crews, air support and water tenders were assigned to the fire. Both north and south Canyon trails are temporarily closed in order to provide for public and firefighter safety. The North Canyon Trail closure starts at Forest Road 631 and extends to the intersection of the Arizona Trail on the west side, approximately three-quarters of a mile from FR 611. The South Canyon Trail closure starts at FR 211 and extends to the west side trailhead near the junction of FR 610 and FR 2599.

Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect throughout the Kaibab National Forest. More information about fire restrictions in Arizona are available at www.firerestrictions.us/az. Forest visitors may also call the Kaibab National Forest fire information phone line at (928) 635-8311 for current conditions. Notification of wildfires may be customized to individual areas of interest and sent real-time via text or email at WildfiresNearMe. A free subscription service is available at www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com.

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