UPDATE: New Water Wildfire on Grand Canyon South Rim: 100-Percent Contained - 9,800-acres Burned
New Water lightning caused fire 6-miles east of Meadview, Arizona and 50-miles north of Kingman, Arizona. 9,800-acres Burned, 60-percent Contained. (BLM photo)
(Grand Canyon, AZ) - A type III incident management organization has contained the New Water fire which includes lands within the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, as well as lands managed by the Truxton Canon Agency of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kingman Area Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management and the Arizona Division of Forestry.
The New Water Fire is located approximately six miles east of Meadview, Arizona and fifty miles north of Kingman, Arizona. The fire originated Wednesday, August 3, 2011, on private land adjacent to the park. The size of the fire was gps confirmed at 9,800 acres.
All resources with the exception of two engines have been released from the fire. A transfer of command from the type III organization back to the host units occurred at 6:00PM Sunday. The fire will remain in a monitor status until controlled and eventually is declared out.