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Dragon Fire On North Rim Of Grand Canyon National Park Now At An Estimated 85 Acres

The Dragon Fire, burning on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, has burned around 85 acres. The fire, caused by a lightning strike, began July 17th just five miles west of the North Rim Grand Canyon Lodge. As the fire continues burning through ponderosa pine forest, smoke may move east towards the North Rim Grand Canyon Lodge and may also be seen from the South Rim. Current resources assigned to the fire include two wildland fire engines, two wildland fire modules, a 20-person hand crew, one helicopter, and local resource specialists. No structures are being threatened.

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