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Slide and Galahad Fire Updates

May 29
15:51 2014

Updates for the Slide and Galahad fires included good news for residents displaced by the Slide fire as the County Sheriff’s Office reopened US 89A at Slide Rock State Park to residents only on May 29. Currently, only verified residents are being allowed past the roadblock. Also work will get underway to restore electric services. For public safety reasons and to help limit traffic congestion for returning residents, non-residents will not be allowed beyond the roadblock.

Galahad Fire

fffighter_smallMeanwhile, National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon are managing the Galahad Fire for both resource and protection objectives.  Objectives include forest health, and also protection of sensitive cultural resources and wildlife habitat. The fire is now reported at 711 acres. Firefighters also worked on prepping line to keep the fire south and west of the W4 road. Fire managers continue to monitor the natural progress of the fire where it is benefiting the landscape.

The lightning-caused Galahad Fire was discovered on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Friday, May 23, 2014. The fire is burning in an area that has burned previously within the last 15 years.

Current resources assigned to the fire include a wildland fire module, one hotshot crew, six engine crews, a water tender and miscellaneous overhead. An additional hotshot crew is expected.

You can follow the progress of this fire as well as view maps and pictures on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov.

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