The lightning caused Peters Fire was reported Thursday, August 27. It’s burning in Sonoran Desert grass and brush two miles west of Roosevelt Lake on the slope of Peters Mountain.
A Very Large Airtanker (VLAT) made retardant drops this afternoon to assist firefighters on the ground with establishing containment lines.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Three Bar cabin is located one mile west of the fire and is a priority for protection.
Smoke is visible from Hwy. 188, Roosevelt Lake and Tonto Basin areas. We ask the public to watch out for fire fighters and equipment along Hwy. 188.
Location: Tonto Basin Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest
Peters Mountain, approximately 9 miles south of Tonto Basin, AZ, and two miles west of Roosevelt Lake
Start Date: August 27, 2015, reported at approximately 4 p.m.
Size: Approximately 800 acres
Percent contained: 0%
Vegetation: Grass and brush
Growth Potential: Moderate
Resources Assigned: 3 engines, 2 hand crews, 1 air attack plane, 1 Very Large Airtanker
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Fire Information: For further information on this incident please visit www.fs.usda.gov/tonto