(Posted July 24, 2012 at 2:35 p.m.) All fires in the West Side Complex received heavy rain Monday night, which has significantly curtailed fire activity.
The fires did not grow Monday and the total size for the complex remains at about 2,871 acres.
Unless significant fire activity resumes, this will be the last update for the West Side Complex Wildfire.
Personnel continue to mop up and patrol the fire perimeters as weather and road conditions allow.
A majority of the firefighters and other resources working on the incident are expected to demobilize and return to their home units within the next few days.
Fire managers anticipate the incident will be turned over to a Type 4 incident management team tomorrow.
The weather forecast calls for a slight drying trend over the next few days. Given the significant amount of lightning activity that has occurred, fire managers anticipate the possibility of discovering more lightning starts.
Forest employees are currently monitoring the burned areas and assessing post-fire stabilization needs to prevent erosion around roads, slopes, and drainages.
For more information about this incident, visit InciWeb or contact Public Affairs Specialist Patrick Lair at (928) 643-8172.
(Source: Kaibab National Forest)