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Hoyle Fire

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

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Hoyle Fire near Heber/Overgaard

Hoyle Fire Wildfire
News – 5/3/2019

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


News Release

Media Contact: Black Mesa Ranger District

Hoyle Fire

April 3, 2019

Discovered: April 2, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.


  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

  • Navajo County, Arizona

  • Approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber Overgaard

Size: 5 acres

Percent Contained: 0%

Vegitation: Ponderosa Pine with heavy dead and down component

Cause: Natural

Personnel Assigned: 40

The lightning ignited Hoyle Fire was discovered on Thursday Morning, May 2, 2019 south of Arizona State Highway 260 approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber, Arizona. The fire is burning in the rugged terrain of Hoyle Canyon within the 2002 Rodeo-Chedeski fire scar. A fire perimeter utilizing existing roads and natural features has been established around the fire. While weather and fuel conditions remain favorable, fire managers will allow this fire to fulfill its natural role in the ecosystem to consume forest debris and return nutrients to the soil while actively keeping the fire within the established perimeter.

Smoke may be present within the community of Heber/Overgaard and along Highway 260 between Milepost 290 and 302. Motorists are advised to drive with caution within the fire area. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to help protect their health by visiting the Coconino County Public Health Services District website at:

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