Camp Fire

The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Monday, April 16 for all of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests due to strong winds and low relative humidity.

Only the National Weather Service can issue a Red Flag Warning. The term Red Flag Warning is used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of potential extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are issued when the ALL of the following criteria are met:

Good news for folks headed up to the high country this weekend! Today, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management is taking Coconino County out of Stage II Fire Restrictions thanks to the recent rains in the area.
 
In late June, DFFM put Coconino County, just south of the Colorado River, in Stage II restrictions due to the increased fire activity and hotter temperatures. With those stricter regulations, campfires were not allowed.
 

The Camp Fire is located in the Cave Creek Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest.  The Camp Fire is 50 % contained and remains at approximately 650 acres. The fire is anticipated to be 80% contained by 6:00 p.m. tonight. The fire burned east and north of Bronco Trailhead.

Geronimo Hotshots from San Carlos Agency, San Carlos, Az., and two Tonto National Forest Type 3 engines remain onsite. All other resources have been reassigned to other fires.

The fire’s cause is still under investigation and public access to the area remains open.

The Camp Fire is anticipated to be 50% contained by 8:00 p.m. July 17, 2015. At approximately 5:00 p.m. last night, two air tankers from California dropped fire retardant along the northern and eastern perimeter of the fire. At this time, the fire perimeter continues to hold, keeping the fire at approximately 650 acres.

Firefighters are fighting the Camp Fire in grass, brush, pinyon, and juniper within the footprint of the 2005 Cave Creek Complex Fire. It has burned east and north of Bronco Trailhead

The Camp Fire is burning in the Cave Creek Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest.  The fire is North and east of Bronco Trailhead, east of Forest Service Road 24; three miles southwest of Humboldt Mountain Lookout.

Fire was reported at approximately 12:45 pm by a member of the public. Firefighters are fighting the Camp Fire in grass, brush, pinyon, and juniper within the footprint of the 2005 Cave Creek Complex Fire. It has burned east and north of Bronco Trailhead, approximately 650 acres.

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