(Posted July 3, 2012 at 8:45 a.m.) The Canyon Fire is burning approximately 15 miles north-northeast of Blue Ridge Reservoir in the Jacks Canyon area near Highway 87. It is 6,935 acres and is 38 percent contained.
Firefighters experiencing some short to medium range spotting and continue to work along Highway 87 to make sure all hot spots are extinguished.
Highway 87 is open and motorists are asked to travel at safe speeds, watch out for firefighters and their operations and are asked to not stop on the highway to take pictures.
Mop up operations ongoing on the south and east flanks of the fire, with complete burnout operations on the west flank of the fire. The fire has reached some areas of light fuels on the north end and has stopped spreading west and east of Jacks Canyon.
Winds have been approximately 15 to 20 mph, blowing toward the northeast, with occasional shifts toward the southwest due to a storm cell in the area late yesterday. Small amounts of rain fell around the fire yesterday, but nothing significant. The fire is currently 38 percent contained and officials are optimistic for considerable containment sometime this week.
Reported: Friday, June 29, at 7:22 a.m.
Current Resources: Three crews, five engines, two water tenders, air attack aircraft, two helicopters with water buckets, one heli-tanker, two dozers. Approximately 125 personnel.
Structures Threatened: None
(Source: Coconino National Forest)