Type 3 Incident Commander takes over 33 Springs Fire

October 10, 2017 - 3:01 pm


  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

Start Date:  October 6, 2017                                                            

Size:  Approximately 1,500 acres

Percent contained:  0%                                                       

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 100

Growth Potential: Moderate                                                                             

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer                                                                                                              

Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Strong southwest winds on October 8, 2017, caused the fire to cross holding lines. Winds are expected to shift back to the South-Southwest today. On Tuesday, October 10, a Type 3 Incident Commander took over the fire. Planned actions are to continue holding southern lines near residences, continue with burn operations on the eastern line, look for opportunities to put dozer line to the north, use roadways to stop northern movement and look for opportunities to tie fire back into Leonard Canyon on the Western boundary.

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

Resources Assigned: 3 Type 3 engines, 6 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 3 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

Fire Information:

  • Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412