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Woods Fire

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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938

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The Woods Fire was discovered at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12 near Forest Road 195 just west/northwest of Woods Canyon Lake on the Black Mesa Ranger District.

The wind driven Woods Fire quickly spread to the north/northeast until it entered the footprint of the 2017 Alder Prescribed Burn, which immediately slowed the fire's northern progress. Air tanker and water drops were not available due to high winds, so ground crews focused energy on the east and west flanks of the fire tying the lines together within the Alder prescribed burn. The fire was fully lined late Friday evening.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation - Human Caused
Date of OriginFriday May 11th, 2018 approx. 02:00 PM
LocationNW of Woods Canyon Lake, Black Mesa Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.339 latitude, -110.969 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel16
Size103 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa Pine and grass understory


Planned Actions

monitor and patrol

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