Fire managers continue to utilize the lightning-caused Camillo Fire to restore the forest and reduce risk of severe fire.
Over the next several days, expect smoke to increase as the fires continue to treat more of the landscape. The Camillo Fire is burning at a low severity across the forest floor reducing fuel accumulations and promoting forest health.
Crews continue to conduct burnout operations a tactic to manage how and where the fire moves through the forest. Crews are preparing for future ignitions along Forest Highway 3 from FR 125 south to FR 124, and are working closely with Forest Service specialists to protect historical sites in the area.
Personnel conducted low severity fire ignitions along the KV high voltage WAPA power lines yesterday. This strategy will reintroduce fire into the ecosystem while adding future protection to these crucial KV lines.
Camillo Fire summary
- Behavior: Creeping, smoldering across the forest floor.
- Smoke: The majority of smoke will disperse to the northeast. It is not expected to impact Flagstaff, but will be visible from town. Smoke may be noticeable on Lake Mary Road (Forest Highway 3) and in Mormon Lake Village overnight. Smoke may reduce visibility and fire personnel will be working on and near the roads throughout the day. No closures to these roads are anticipated, but delays are possible.
- Closures: The immediate fire area will be closed. Visitors should abide by on-the-ground closure signs, which will change as the active fire area moves. Forest Roads 125 and 124 (to Kinnikinick Lake) are open, but delays are possible because of fire personnel and equipment in the area.
- Planned Management Area: 46,000 acres