Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plans to conduct a prescribed burn as early as Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in the northern portion of the Senator Wash Area. The start date and time for the burning operation depends on weather and may be delayed until appropriate conditions occur.

Due to public safety, the North Shore Road will be closed for public use starting at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, through Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Road guards will be posted during prescribed burn implementation which is estimated to last 2-3 hours each day.

The Lion Fire had no visible smoke yesterday.

The Lion Fire is located approximately 6 miles south of Crown King on Bureau of Land Management (T9N, R1E, S18). The lightning-caused Lion Fire is 160 acres and has seen no growth over the past few days. Due to its remote location and rugged terrain, the fire continues to be monitored by aircraft with ground resources available.

Resources will continue to monitor the Lion Fire today. A helicopter recon is planned for later this morning.

The Lion Fire located approximately 6 miles south of Crown King on Bureau of Land Management. The lightning-caused Lion Fire is 160 acres and has seen no growth over the past few days. Due to its remote location, rugged terrain, the fire continues to be monitored by aircraft with ground resources available.

The fire has received significant moisture two days but still has a small active area in the Northwest portion of the fire. This active area is well inside the fire parameter and causes no threat to unburned vegetation. The Lion Fire is now 90% contained.

A wildfire was detected approximately 6 miles south of Crown King on the Bureau of Land Management (T9N, R1E, S18).  The lightning-caused Lion Fire is estimated at 160 acres burning grass and chaparral.  Due to its remote location, rugged terrain firefighters have not been working in the immediate fire area and continue to monitor the fire using aircraft.  Fire managers have strategically positioned resources in the community of Crown King as a precautionary measure.

The Lion Fire started south of the Bradshaw Mountains and is burning in a remote and rugged area. Crews will work indirect due to terrain and predicted weather with concerns of strong outflow winds from thunderstorms. At this time, the fire is 125 acres.

No structures are threatened or are in the immediate area of the fire.

The fire is smoldering with very little to no visible smoke. Smoke may be visible in the later part of the day when temperatures rise. The fire has burned into some natural barriers.

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