Firefighters have the Transfer Station Fire 70% contained. More than 50 firefighters from DFFM and local cooperators are working to get full suppression of the fire which continues to burn through grass and pinyon and juniper fuels. The Transfer Station Fire was reported today, Thursday, October 19th at 1230 pm, 5 miles west of Eagar and a 1/2 mile from the Springerville Airport. The fire is estimated to be at 2500 acres. The fire has forced the closure of State Route 260 at milepost 392. A nearby laminating facility was evacuated as a precaution.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Unknown, Under Investigation|
|Date of Origin||Thursday October 19th, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM|
|Location||5 miles west of Eagar|
|Incident Commander||Gene Beaudoin|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||70%|
Grass, some juniper and pinyon
Stop forward progression while ensuring firefighter and public safety.