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Bolt Fire

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Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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TONTO NATIONAL FOREST – August 31st 2020                                                                                                                                           

BOLT FIRE DAY UPDATE 8/31/20: The Bolt Fire is burning on the Cave Creek Ranger District, near the intersection of Seven Springs Road and FS Road 562. This afternoon, the fire is estimated at 1,420 acres, with 50% containment.  The fire has not had any new growth in the last 24 hours.  The cause of the fire is under investigation. 
 

The fire area received a moderate amount of precipitation.  This created favorable conditions for firefighters performing suppression operations.   Firefighters will spend the rest of the day mopping up hot spots, and securing containment lines.  
Seven Springs Road (FS Road 24) is now open, however FS Road 41 remains closed for firefighter and public safety.   Please avoid the closure area to allow firefighters to safely perform suppression operations.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday August 28th, 2020 approx. 06:30 PM
LocationThe Bolt Fire is burning near the intersection of Seven Springs Road and FS Road 562.
Coordinates33.956 latitude, -111.836 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,420 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained50%
Significant Events

Seven Springs Road (FS Road 24) is closed at Sears Kay on the south side, and the FS Road 41 on the north side. Closure signage will be posted at the FS Road 269/Seven Springs Road intersection. Please avoid the closure area to allow firefighters to safely perform suppression operations.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Air Attack will and work with fire managers to identify values at risk, and a safe suppression strategy. Burnout operations are being conducted around the Cartwright Ranch to mitigate any risk of fire impact to the property. At this time, there are no evacuations in effect.

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