The Patricks Pond Fire on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is approximately 3 acres as of Sunday afternoon and fully lined. The fire was detected on Sunday, May 4, near Forest Lakes.
Resources assigned to the incident include one helicopter that has been dipping water from the Black Canyon Reservoir. Some campers at dispersed campsites were evacuated, but no campgrounds have been closed as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.