The Lion Fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation is 60 percent contained as of this morning.
The fire, which started on April 4 is located southeast of Whiteriver, in the Cosen Canyon area just above the Tonto Creek drainage.
The 500-acre fire has burned Ponderosa Pine with brush and grass understory. Firefighters are working on reinforcing the fire line and mopping up.
Resources on fire:
- 3 Type 6 engines
- 1 Type 3 engine
- 1 short squad of 6 firefighters
- Mesa Hotshots
- Department of Corrections Crew