Coconino National Forest fire managers are utilizing forest roads as natural boundaries to back burn around a lightning-caused wildfire and eventually contain the wildfire that is located approximately five miles northeast of Munds Park.
The Spur Fire began Friday (Oct. 28) about five miles northeast of Munds Park and is currently burning in an area with heavy forest fuels.
Based on current firefighter staffing and the expected fire behavior, burnout operations will be conducted today along Forest Road 132, FR 236 and FR 9487X roads to contain the Spur Fire and keep firefighters safe.
The current weather forecast predicts easterly winds through Friday, which means smoke will move toward the southwest and will be visible to motorists along the Interstate 17 between Kelly Canyon and Munds Park.
Winds are expected to continue through the evening and are expected to disperse the smoke, with minimal impacts to communities.
Signs will be posted in the immediate fire vicinity to warn forest users of the wildfire, but no restrictions or closures will be implemented at this time.