Galahad Fire at Grand Canyon considered contained - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

UPDATE

Galahad Fire at Grand Canyon considered contained

Posted: Updated:
Hotshots work a section of forest in trying to contain the Galahad Fire on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. (Source: National Park Service) Hotshots work a section of forest in trying to contain the Galahad Fire on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. (Source: National Park Service)
  • More newsMore>>

  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:28:49 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >>
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a...More >>
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:41 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:41:26 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.More >>
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.More >>
  • CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

    CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:29 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:29:37 GMT
    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...More >>
    (RNN) – A sponsorship between cosmetic giant CoverGirl and the NFL is being tested during the league's nightmarish week of bad publicity in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.CoverGirl, whose sponsorship tagline is the “official beauty sponsor of the NFL,” launched a campaign that targets beauty looks for all 32 NFL franchises. The campaign has been promoted with the tagline “get your #game face on.”On Sept. 11, Adele Stan, senior digital editor for The American Prospect, mad...More >>
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

A lighting-caused wildfire burning on the Grand Canyon's north rim is considered contained and no longer a threat to park resources.

A Galahad Fire began last Friday on the Walla Valley Peninsula, west of the main park road, and grew to 2,172 acres with no containment by Monday night, National Park Service fire managers said.

Grand Canyon National Parks officials said Friday that the nearly 5-square-mile fire is not out but that fire managers are confident it'll stay west of a road on the Walla Valley Peninsula.

The fire is officially only 30 percent contained but park officials said the rest of the fire is naturally contained by the canyon rim and previously burned areas with little fuel left to burn.

The area has burned within the last 15 years, according to the National Park Service.

Officials said what fire activity is left continues to improve forest health and wildlife habitat.

The fire that was burning in Ponderosa pine forest was about a quarter mile from a historic cabin and lookout tower on the peninsula.

About 60 Hotshots, six engine crews and other personnel were working to contain the spot fires across the W-4 Road and south of the Kanbowbitz Cabin.

The cabin was wrapped in a material used in the portable fire shelters carried and used by fire crews, and both structures were considered protected despite the nearness of the fire, said Jay Lusher, a fire management officer for Grand Canyon National Park.

Some crews and engines will continue to monitor the fire while others are being released so they're available for other fires as needed

Copyright 2014 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

  • UPDATEGalahad Fire at Grand Canyon considered containedMore>>

  • Sidebar: Arizona Wildfire Season 2014

    Arizona Wildfires 2014

    Thursday, May 22 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-05-23 01:15:49 GMT
    SLIDESHOW: U.S. Drought Monitor Find wildfires near you Arizona fire restrictions, closures Arizona Department of Insurance Arizona emergency information network wildfire news Wildfire safetyMore >>
    SLIDESHOW:More >>
Powered by WorldNow