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threat of wildfires?

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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threat of wildfires?

We keep seeing news clips of wildfires in Arizona-anywhere near Sedona or GCNP?

Thanks

Sedona, AZ
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for Sedona, Arizona, Monument Valley
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1. Re: threat of wildfires?

No fires anywhere near Sedona at this time. Heavier restrictions in place though because conditions are extremely dangerous. No open fires, campfires etc. If you smoke, you must do so only in designated areas. Throw a cigarette butt out of the car window, or even flick your ashes, and you could end up in jail. Zero tolerance is the policy.

GCNP often has controlled burns, so seeing smoke when you're at the GC is not unusual. Currently there are no wildfires in the region.

Phoenix, Arizona
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2. Re: threat of wildfires?

Currently there is a wildfire outside of Tusayan. Turn on your radio.

Sedona, AZ
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3. Re: threat of wildfires?

Sorry. I missed that. Don't be so rude.

Sedona, AZ
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4. Re: threat of wildfires?

nps.gov/grca/parknews/2012-06-12_grand.htm

Worth watching, but not a major threat at the moment.

Evanston, Wyoming
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5. Re: threat of wildfires?

Update re: the "Grand Fire" in Grand Canyon National Park:

"US Forest Service (USFS) and National Park Service (NPS) fire crews are responding to the Grand Fire on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.

The Grand Fire was detected by the Red Butte Lookout today around 12:33 p.m. It is located about 11 miles southeast of Grand Canyon Village and one mile west of the Grandview Lookout Tower in the vicinity of the Arizona Trail. The fire is estimated at about 60 acres in size and is currently burning to the north and east in ponderosa pine, grass and some pinyon pine.

Approximately 65 personnel are on scene or en route to the incident. Resources include six engines, two water tenders, two helicopters, one airplane coordinating aerial resources, one hot shot crew, and one dozer.

Smoke may be visible along State Highway 64 and in various locations within Grand Canyon National Park. Visitors may also see fire equipment and personnel in the area. Drivers should also be aware of the potential for traffic control near the Grandview Tower and should watch for and obey traffic control signs and personnel.

Visitors to northern Arizona are reminded that fire danger is high throughout the area and that the south districts of both the Kaibab National Forest and Grand Canyon National Park will be moving into Extreme Fire Danger tomorrow. Please, be fire aware and use extra care."

Cocoa Beach, Florida
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6. Re: threat of wildfires?

thanks-hope all will be under control for everyone!

Evanston, Wyoming
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7. Re: threat of wildfires?

bump

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