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33 Springs Fire News Release

News Release: 33 Springs Fire - Update

Incident: 33 Springs Fire Wildfire
Released: 10/12/2017

33 Springs Fire - Update

October 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.


Start Date: October 6, 2017
Percent contained:

Size: Approximately 1,685 acres
Personnel Assigned:

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. Southwest winds are expected to produce strong gusty winds up to 35mph. Dozer lines and hand lines have been completed around the perimeter of the fire. Today crews plan to patrol and mop up the southern, eastern and northern flanks of the fire lines. Acreage reduction from yesterday’s approximation is due to better fire mapping.

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

Resources Assigned: 1 Type 3 engines, 8 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Initial Attack crew, 3 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

Fire Information:

Unit Information

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

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