On October 14, the transition was made to a Type 4 fire due to decreased fire activity and minimal control issues. The 33 Springs fire has had no additional growth over the last week. Dozer lines and hand lines are complete around the perimeter of the fire, and crews will continue to patrol and monitor the area closely due to strong forecasted winds and some interior pockets of fuel still burning. There are no smoke impacts anticipated for any of the surrounding or adjacent communities within the area. This will be the final update for the 33 Springs fire as long as no significant chang
The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Southwest winds produced strong gusty winds today but the fire lines held and there was no additional growth. Dozer lines and hand lines are complete around the perimeter of the fire, and crews continued to patrol and mop up the southern, eastern and northern flanks of the fire today.
With strong southwest winds today the 33 Springs Fire crossed holding lines and is now a potential threat to nearby structures on the northern perimeter. For safety concerns, some campers along FS 56 road were evacuated and private land owners were given notice today. Fire crews plan to construct new control lines on the northern perimeter.
The 33 Springs Fire is burning in the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon.
Fire personnel are on scene, and more are enroute. The fire is in steep terrain in Leonard Canyon. Fire crews started to construct fire lines and are scouting natural features to asses and contain the fire. Lines are being constructed on the southern flank and road systems are being used to further containment measures.