Crews are responding to the 25-acre Maid Fire, located approximately 17 miles northwest of Clints Well near Apache Maid lookout (GPS: 34.723056, -111.543889).
Resources responding to the fire include three engines, multiple firefighter crews and personnel, one helicopter, one dozer, Taylor and Jerome fire departments. Additional resources have been ordered.
The fire is moving at a moderate rate of spread through ponderosa pine and grass and is producing visible smoke to those in the immediate area.
This fire was reported early this morning and its cause is under investigation.
There are no closures associated with the Maid Fire at this time, but forest visitors are asked to avoid the fire area and remain cognizant of firefighting efforts.