Lion Fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation

April 7, 2014 - 12:45 pm

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
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