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A Park Service fire manager watches over a controlled burn at Market Place Plaza. Controlled burns are part of efforts to mimimize the risk of wild fires. NPS Photo/Michael Quinn

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GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Although Grand Canyon National Park received below-average precipitation this winter, the warm spring caused vegetation in the park to thrive. Now, fine fuels are quickly drying out as winds and temperatures rise, increasing the risk of wildfire.

By Williams-Grand Canyon News May 27, 2014
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