Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S. Chiricahua Dr.
Springerville, AZ 85938
33 Springs Fire - Update
October 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Coconino County, Arizona
Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon
Start Date: October 6, 2017 Percent contained: 15%
Size: Approximately 1,800 acres Personnel Assigned: 130
Cause: Lightning Growth Potential: Moderate
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer
Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. A cold front moving through today is expected to produce strong gusty winds from the south. Today crews plan to patrol and mop up the southern and eastern flanks of the fire lines, look for opportunities to put in a second contingency dozer line to the north, and use roadways to stop any northern movement. Crews will also continue to conduct burn-out operations on the north and west sides of the fire as needed.
Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.
Resources Assigned: 3 Type 3 engines, 9 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Initial Attack crew, 4 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.