The Springs Fire on the Williams Ranger District grew to 234 acres, providing ecological and other resource benefits on the Kaibab National Forest. It is located 9 miles south of Williams east of Davenport Knoll and 2 miles south of Summit Mountain on the east side of County Road 73.
The lightning caused wildfire is being managed to improve forest health, allow fire to play its natural role as a disturbance factor in the ecosystem, enhance wildlife habitat and reduce the potential for future high- intensity fires.
Fire and Weather Behavior: Although Hurricane Dolores brought heavy rainfall late yesterday evening into last night, the Springs Fire behavior remains 25% active around the perimeters and smoldering. Fire growth will likely be minimal due to the increase of monsoonal moisture forecasted through the weekend and into early this week. Fire managers remain hopeful it will pick up in activity if weather conditions become drier over the next several days.
Fire crews will continue to prep the range fence east of Forest Road 354 and the private land east of Forest Road 354 near Summit Springs. Crews have scouted the private land south of the fire near Davenport Knoll and will begin prep work within the next week. Fire crews will monitor the west flank of the fire that is moving north towards County Road 73 and may initiate management ignitions along it to maintain the integrity of the visual corridor of Perkinsville Road. This work reinforces established perimeters for the fire possible growth and also protects range fences and other potentially fire- sensitive resources in the area.
Safety: Whenever firefighters and their vehicles are present along the County Road 73, also known as the South Road, motorists should slow down and limit distractions to help keep everyone safe when driving through the fire area.
There are no closures in effect related to the Springs Fire
Additional fire information is available through the following sources:
Inciweb Springs Fire- http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4391/
Kaibab National Forest Fire Information Phone Line (928) 635-8311
Text Message - text ‘follow kaibabnf’ to 40404.