With the onset of winter weather, National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are transitioning from large-scale broadcast burning operations to smaller-sized slash pile burning operations at multiple locations throughout the North Kaibab Ranger District and Grand Canyon National Park areas in Arizona, subject to favorable weather and fuel moisture conditions, the St. George (Utah) News reported.

Fire managers planned to initiate prescribed fire treatment on the campground unit of the Bright Angel Rx on Wednesday (Nov. 26).

The Bright Angel Rx burn unit is within the developed area on the North Rim and is 426 acres in size.  Fire managers have identified five units within the 426 acres that will be treated individually.  The campground unit is 37 acres.

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