Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wildland Fire Management News Release
Fires on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation
Posted: May 14, 2013 By: Candy Lupe, Fire Prevention Specialist
Whiteriver, Arizona – Four small, wildland fires have started on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation within the past few days. All fires have been started by lighting. Lightning strikes can generate fires that smolder and go unnoticed for days or weeks following a storm. BIA Fort Apache Agency Fire Management will be watching for any new smoke or fire sightings over the next few days.
Fought Ridge: 2-5 acres, burning east of highway 60 near the old Faught Ridge Tower, south of Show Low. The fire is burning in grass, manzanita, oak, and Pine along a steep slope. Payson Helitack and two Engines are on the fire with additional resources being ordered.
Cowboy Springs: .10 acre fire burning in grass and brush. The fire has been contained.
Reservation Lake: 9 acres, burning in mixed conifer Northwest of Reservation Lake. The fire is smoldering in heavy duff. Fire Crews are mopping up.
Reservation Lake 2: .10 acre near Reservation Lake. A single snag was struck by lightning. The Fire has been contained.
Remember that the fire danger is high on the Reservation. Please use caution while enjoying the outdoors.
For further information you can call (928) 205-7228.
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