- 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%
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.
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