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.
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.
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.
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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