Black Mesa Ranger District

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from November 14 - 17. This burn will be south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn will be to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A.  The burn blocks will encompass approximately 963 acres.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within the Alder Burn Block of the Rim Lakes Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from November 7 - 9.  This burn will be Northwest of Woods Canyon Lake north of Forest Road 195, east of Forest Road 300, and south of Forest Road 169.  The whole burn project will encompass about 1,400 acres.

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.

Location:

  • 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 1,800 acres

Percent contained:  15%                                                                     

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 130             

Location:

  • 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

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.

Fire details

Start Date: October 6, 2017

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