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33 Springs Fire

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

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News Release: 33 Springs Fire - Update

33 Springs Fire Wildfire
News – 10/12/2017

October 12, 2017 at 3:00 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: 50%

Size: Approximately 1,685 acres
Personnel Assigned: 120

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.

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