HORSETANK WILDFIRE in Coconino NF [AZ] – June 18, 2015

Lightning ignited timber, litter and understory on June 6, 2015, in the Coconino National Forest, located 6 miles North of Strawberry and just South of Highway 260 near the Junction which merges with Highway 87 in Arizona.

#FireImages by Rand Snyder with the #USFS

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The fire is being managed by a Type 3 IMT and is currently under control with 1815 acres of the expected 5000 acres.  This is one of many, where the fire is eating away at hazards that will eventually bring back to a healthy state for the environment and the animals that feed in the area.

The fire is creeping and smoldering and burning pine needle.  Wet weather has aided firefighters stopping the scorching of larger brush.

Smoke is reportedly being seen from Highways 20, 87; I-17; Towns: Paxson, Pine, Strawberry, Blue Ridge and Verde Valley.

#FireImages by Rand Snyder with the #USFS.

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The following roads are closed until further notice:

Forest roads:  9366R, 9384A, 9381, 609 and part of 9361A.

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