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.
“The Peters Fire received significant rain over a 1.5 hour period last night. With the intense hard work the fire fighters have performed since last Thursday there was little growth yesterday and no smoke showing today” said District Ranger Kelly Jardine. There are no homes or structures threatened. The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Three Bar cabin is located one mile west of the fire and is a priority for protection.
Ground crews and air attack will continue current day operations to contain and secure the fire perimeter. Fire fighters will monitor the fire overnight as higher nighttime humidity has subdued the fire growth overnight.
Peters Fire and fire activity 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.
- Tonto Basin Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest
- Gila County, Arizona
- 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: 50%
Vegetation: Grass and brush
Growth Potential: Moderate
Resources Assigned: 1 engine (5 personnel), 2 hand crews (40 personnel), 1 air attack plane; total personnel 48.
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Fire Information: For further information on this incident please visit www.fs.usda.gov/tonto.