Arizona Wildfire: #WildcatFire | 1

FOREST LAKES, Ariz. – A new wildfire was reported at 0700 hours MST on Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The fire is located on Forest Road 178.  It is about 1 mile east of Forest Lakes and 1 mile north of Highway 260 in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Resources included: air attack, one helicopter, a dozer and crews from the Forest Lakes Fire District.

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Fire weather was reported as light winds and fire behavior remained low.  Even though this was the case, one campsite north of the fire had been evacuated with 1 vehicle and four campers.

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Due to good fire weather, crews were able to successfully able to hold the fire at 3 acres of consumed heavy timber.   This fire has now reached a 100% containment status.  Crews are on-scene in mop-up operations.

All air resources have been released from this incident.

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Smoke could be seen from Heber-Overgaard and surrounding areas.

Cause is unknown and under investigation.

Images | Credit:  Chief D Rodriguez, Forest Lakes Fire District/AZ.

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