Power was restored to Forest Lakes shortly after 8:00 p.m. last evening. Thank you to APS for their assistance in providing a safe working environment for fire crews. Thank you to residents and businesses who went without power for two days, your understanding and cooperation was crucial to the safety of firefighters.
Crews made good progress on the Fulton Fire yesterday. The eastern end of the fire will continue to be active, and will enter the old Bachelor Fire scar along Forest Road 9512J. Fire fighters have been successful in backing the fire down off of Hwy 260. The goal is to keep the fire backing off the rim in a consistent fire line to keep fire effects low. Due to the terrain on the rim there are some pockets where fire is being introduced to maintain that even line backing off the rim.
Bea Day’s Type I team has arrived and will assume command of the incident at 7:00 p.m. today. Additional fire crews arrived last evening and have joined forces on the ground. These additional engines and hand crews will further strengthen lines on the southern end of the fire. Crews will continue on day and night shifts providing 24 hour coverage to the fire line.
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Fulton Fire Summary:
- Start Date: September 12, 2016
- Cause: Lightning
- Location: 28 miles east of Payson, Arizona
- Size: 1,138 acres
- Personnel: 266
- Equipment/Resources: four hotshot crews; three Type 2 crew; eight engines; two bulldozers; one Type 1 and one Type 3 helicopter
- Fuels: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer
- Smoke: Medium to heavy
Eastbound State Route 260 between Christopher Creek and Forest Lakes may be reduced to one lane intermittently due to smoke and to create a safer environment for firefighting efforts.