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Sears Fire

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Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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News Releases — Sears Fire

Updated Closure Order 10-6 Released: 10/7/2020
The latest closure order for the Tonto National Forest can be viewed at:Updated Closure Order
FINAL UPDATE: Sears Fire - Oct. 4 Released: 10/4/2020
Seven Springs Road and Horseshoe Dam Road Reopen PHOENIX, Oct. 4, 2020 –Management of the Sears Fire will transition back to the Cave Creek Ranger District at 6 p.m., Sunday evening. This will be...
EVENING UPDATE: Sears Fire - Oct. 3 Released: 10/3/2020
PHOENIX, Oct. 3, 2020 –Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor, backhaul supplies and mop up hotspots along the perimeter of the Sears Fire. The fire remains at 14,476 acres and is 60 percent...
EVENING UPDATE: Sears Fire - Oct. 2 Released: 10/3/2020
PHOENIX, Oct. 2, 2020 –An area closure is still in effect to protect the public along with firefighters as they continue to patrol, monitor and mop up hotspots along the perimeter of the Sears...
EVENING UPDATE: Sears Fire - Oct. 1 Released: 10/1/2020
PHOENIX, Oct. 1, 2020 –Firefighters continue to patrol, monitor and mop up hotspots along the perimeter of the Sears Fire. The fire remains at 14,476 acres and is now 48 percent contained. Higher...
Bartlett Dam Road and Bartlett Lake Reopen Released: 9/30/2020
PHOENIX, Sept. 30, 2020 –There was minimal activity on the Sears Fire today as firefighters focused on monitoring and patrolling firelines along the perimeter. The fire remains at 14,476 acres and...
Sears Fire evening update Sept. 29 Released: 9/29/2020
PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 – Firefighters continued to hold and improve firelines around the perimeter of the Sears Fire today. Currently, the fire is 14,476 acres with 30 percent...
Sears Fire morning update Sept. 29 Released: 9/29/2020
PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 – Overnight, there was minimal movement of the Sears Fire as firefighters continued to mop up and patrol fire lines around the perimeter. Currently, the fire is 14,204...
Sears Fire evening update Sept. 28 Released: 9/28/2020
PHOENIX, Sept. 28, 2020 – Firefighters conducted burnouts today between Seven Springs Road (NFSR 24) and the Red Rover Mine to prevent spreading of the Sears Fire to the west. Currently, the fire...
Sears Fire morning update Sept. 28 Released: 9/28/2020
PHOENIX, Sept. 28, 2020 – Last night, firefighters focused their suppression efforts on the eastern perimeter of the Sears Fire where the fire is most active. Currently, the fire is 12,474 acres...