Firefighters continue to manage a fire on Mount Ord for multiple resource objectives. The fire was discovered September 14 and started as a result of a lightning strike.
According to Tonto National Forest officials, the fire is not a threat to the communications site or the Mount Ord Lookout Tower. Staff continue to work in the tower.
Officials have established an emergency road closure on Forest Service Road 626, beginning at the gate off of State Route 87 up to the lookout tower. The road will be closed until further notice.