Beginning today fire crews will begin clean up inside of the Springs Fire perimeter as no further growth is predicted. Visitors inside of the Springs Fire perimeter are asked to be cautious due to fire weakened trees, stump holes and ash pits in the area between County Road 73/Perkinsville Road, Forest Road 110, Forest Road 147, Forest Road 57A and Forest Road 746. This also includes interior road, Forest Road 354.
Yesterday, fire personnel continued to monitor the lightning-caused Springs Fire after fire activity increased, due to drier conditions, following a week of monsoon weather. Crews reinforced Forest Road 746, a designated perimeter road, with burn out operations. Fire managers expect the lightning-caused wildfire to reach its pre-established southeastern boundary within the next several days.
Yesterday on the Springs Fire, fire personnel completed preparations near the junction of Forest Road 110 and Forest 147, on the east side of Summit Mountain, to meet fire objectives, working to keep the fire within the management area and improve forest health.
The Springs Fire, a lightning-caused wildfire on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest, is growing slowly due to increasing monsoonal activity in the area. Fire managers anticipate minimal growth and smoke production over the next couple of days.
Yesterday on the lightning-caused Springs Fire, fire managers completed burn out operations near Forest Road 57, just to the south of Summit Mountain, to protect private lands and meet fire objectives. Additionally, a Wildland Fire Module (WFM) consisting of 11 firefighters from the Huron-Manistee National Forest arrived. WFM’s are completely self-sufficient; traveling and carrying all necessary equipment to assist with wildfires.
The lightning-caused Springs Fire continues to meet fire management objectives, allowing natural fire to play its part in the ecosystem, improving both wildlife habitat and overall forest health. Crews are monitoring growth and evaluating the need for actions to keep the fire at a low to moderate intensity. The potential for continued growth depends on a variety of factors to include weather conditions, potential fuel continuity and winds.
The Springs Fire on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has slowly continued to grow to 240 acres, despite recent precipitation. The wildfire, which was started by lightning July 2, is located 9 miles southeast of Williams near Davenport Knoll, just west of Summit Mountain.
The Springs Fire, located 9 miles south of Williams east of Davenport Knoll and 2 miles south of Summit Mountain on the east side of County Road 73, grew to 168 acres in size. The fire is being managed to enhance forest health and wildlife habitat while reducing the potential for high-intensity wildland fires in the future.