A closure order is now in effect for parts of the Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests due to the Rattlesnake Fire. This order has been put in place for the protection of public health and safety.
The San Juan Fire is located north of Arizona State Highway 260 and south of the town of Vernon off of US Highway 260 (approx. 3 ½ hours from Phoenix).
The fire laid down overnight and fire activity resumed this morning and on into the afternoon. The fire crossed containment lines around 1600 hours, and crews are re-establishing the lines on both east and west sides. The north end of the fire is holding.