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33 Springs Fire

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

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News Release: 33 Springs Fire - Update

33 Springs Fire Wildfire
News – 10/11/2017

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.

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