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Transfer Station Fire News Release

2000+ Acre Wildfire Burning Near Eagar

Incident: Transfer Station Fire Wildfire
Released: 10/19/2017

Phoenix, AZ (10/19/17) - The Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with local fire cooperators, are working to stop a wildfire burning five miles west of Eagar and one-half mile from the Springerville Airport.

The Transfer Station Fire was discovered around 12:30 pm, Thursday, October 19th. The fire is estimated to be around 2,500 acres and is moving through mostly grass and some juniper and pinyon fuels.

The fire has forced the evacuation of a nearby laminating and wood facility and is threatening a transfer station in the area.

More than 50 firefighters are working to stop the fire’s movement, including crews from AZ State Forestry, Eagar, Springerville, Alpine, Greer, Vernon and St. Johns Fire Departments.

Additional resources are in en route to the fire.

For more information, contact Tiffany Davila at 602-540-1036 or by email at

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