- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Grand Canyon National Park officials have rescheduled a prescribed burn that is planned near the historic district of Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim.

The prescribed burn of approximately 40 acres is now scheduled for Thursday, weather permitting. It originally was scheduled for May 5 but it was postponed due to high winds.

Park officials say the burn is part of an annual readiness review for the park and its wildland fire crews.

The burn location is in timber east of the historic district and south of South Entrance Road, and park officials say it’ll result in temporary road closures and detours during the last morning and afternoon.


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