Fire crews successfully held fire lines yesterday, and will start mopping-up hot spots deeper into the interior of the fire. Containment increased today to 65%, and the fire perimeter remains at 818 acres. The weather has improved, cooler and less windy. Weather forecasts for the next few days are favorable.
Fire personnel are starting to be released to be available should a new start occur. There is minimal smoke visible in the interior of the fire, however logs lying on the ground may put up small smokes for the next few days. Containment on the Cactus Fire is still expected on Monday, May 1, 2017.
The Bush Highway is open, however, visitors are again reminded not to stop along the road, or pull off to the shoulder between Power and the Usery Park roads. The area north of the Bush Highway along that stretch is closed, including Granite Reef and Phon D Sutton Day-use recreation sites. Continue to be on the watch for firefighters and equipment working in the area.
Official incident information including a map is available on the Cactus Fire InciWeb page https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5167/.