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As the Castle Fire burns through the remaining pockets of unburned vegetation within its interior, smoke production from the wildfire is expected to diminish over the coming days.
Recent monsoon activity in the region has resulted in several new lightning fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park within the last week.
The Kaibab National Forest is planning to allow the lightning-caused Castle Fire on the North Kaibab Ranger District to continue growing within a defined area in order to fulfill its natural role of reducing dense forest fuels and improving overall ecosystem health.
Rain received on the Cat Fire last week was enough to tame the fire in fine fuels such as grass, leaves, and pine needles.
Grand Canyon National Park is closing a scenic road to a North Rim vista and two trails because of a lightning-caused wildfire that has grown to 3.5 square miles (9 square kilometers).
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – The Obi Fire, which started July 21, is approximately 743 acres. Growth of the fire perimeter has been primarily in the northern and southeastern portion of the fire perimeter.
The Obi Fire, which started on July 21st, is approximately 435 acres.
On July 18 Grand Canyon National Park fire crews discovered a wildfire on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.