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Updated Jun 1, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Crews working to contain Grand Canyon wildfire

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon National Park officials say weather
conditions are challenging firefighters working to contain a lightning-caused
wildfire that’s been burning on the north rim.

Crews spent Saturday maintaining containment lines and putting out spot fires
around the 2.4-square-mile Galahad Fire. But firefighters say they weren’t able
to conduct more burnout operations.

The fire started May 23 on the Walla Valley Peninsula, which is located west of
the north rim village.

Officials have been letting the blaze burn to return fire to the ecosystem in
order to maintain forest health.

The fire is burning in forest and it’s about a mile from a historic cabin on
the peninsula.

The Park Service said smoke is visible north of the park in Fredonia and from
the canyon’s south rim.

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