The human-caused Woods Canyon Fire on the north side of Woods Canyon Lake on the Black Mesa Ranger District is currently at 88 acres and 40 percent containment.
Dozer and handlines have been created on the east and west sides of the fire. Crews are battling spot fires on the north side. No structures or power lines are threatened at this time.
Resources on the scene include a single engine air tanker, hotshot crew, two Type 3 helicopters, two Type 2 crews, one water tender, and several engines. Helicopters are dipping water from Woods Canyon Lake. No injuries have been reported.
All campgrounds in the Woods Canyon Lake area and the Woods Canyon store are open. Some parking in the area is closed to visitors while it is being used for fire logistics. The Rocky Point day use area is open.
Woods Canyon Fire summary
- Date/Time Reported: May 21 at 10:15 a.m.
- Location: North of Woods Canyon Lake, approximately 22 miles west of Heber Overgaard, Ariz.
- Cause: Human-caused, under investigation
- Size: 88 acres
- Containment: 40 percent
- Landscape/Fuels: Ponderosa pine (litter and understory) on fairly flat ground
- Fire Behavior: Wind driven surface fire with torching and short range spotting (less than ¼ mile)
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