The Blevens Fire is burning in the Tonto Basin Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest, approximately 15 miles northwest of Globe, Arizona.
Firefighters will have the fire 100% contained by the end of today’s shift. The final size of the fire is approximately 28 acres. All firefighting resources will be released and be available for new starts should they occur. Remember to take precautions to prevent human caused wildfires:
- Make sure your campfire is completely out. If your fire is too hot to touch it is too hot to leave. Take a shovel and plenty of water to put out your fire.
- Don’t stop or park your vehicle in tall grass or over small shrubs, where a spark or hot engine can start a fire.
- Make sure vehicles are in good working conditions, and safety chains and other trailer equipment are not dragging. Chains dragging on the road create sparks and can cause fires.
- Make sure all motorized equipment, including chainsaws, all-terrain vehicles, and motorcycles have approved spark arrestors to prevent a spark.
- Always discard cigarette butts in ashtrays inside a vehicle or a building. Cigarettes can start fires long after they have been dropped or thrown away.
- Avoid shooting on hot, windy days, and be sure your target area is free of dry grass and shrubs. Shooting at steel targets or rocks may throw sparks into dry grass and brush.
- The use of fireworks, explosives and exploding targets are always prohibited on national forests, as sparks from these items can start a wildfire.