The lightning-caused New Water Fire was discovered on August 3 on private land adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. Burning primarily in grass and brush with some pinyon-juniper, the fire quickly spread into the park and onto lands managed by BLM and BIA. Through an interagency effort, the fire was contained on August 7. Fire personnel then worked to reinforce the containment lines around the fire. On August 19, it was determined that there is no longer any foreseeable threat from the fire and it was declared "controlled." The New Water Fire is located approximately six miles east of Meadview, Arizona, and fifty miles north of Kingman, Arizona.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday August 03rd, 2011 approx. 05:00 PM|
|Location||6 miles east of Meadview, Arizona and 50 miles north of Kingman, Arizona|
grass, brush, and pinyon juniper
The New Water Fire was fully contained August 7 at 6:00 p.m. All resources with the exception of two engines have been released from the fire. A transfer of command from the type III organization back to the host units occurred at 6:00 p.m. today, August 7. The New Water Fire was declared controlled on Friday, August 19. The NPS, BLM and BIA have cooperatively agreed that any further monitoring of the fire or decisions about its status will be made by the BIA - Truxton Canon Agency, as the agency with the closest base of operations.