ST. GEORGE – A new wildfire was sparked by lightning in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Wedneday.
Fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District responded to a smoke report near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the Arizona Strip.
The High Meadow Fire is located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George. The fire is 19.5 acres in size and is burning in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip.
Resources on the fire include one engine crew and the incident command staff. The fire is burning in open Ponderosa pine, and pinyon and juniper, and burned actively overnight.
“The terrain, much like the Mt. Emma Fire, is remote, steep and rocky so we’re again working to balance firefighter safety with feasible fire management tactics,” BLM Arizona Strip District Public Affairs Specialist Rachel Carnahan said.
There are no road or trail closures anticipated at this time. Smoke may be visible from St. George and Kanab in Utah; and the town of Fredonia and the North and South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
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