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Weekend Storms Spark Several Fires Across the Arizona Strip 

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(Posted Aug. 13, 2012, at 10:31 a.m.) Fire Managers reported that weekend storms delivered lightning which ignited several fires across the Arizona Strip.

 

Color Country Interagency Fire Management teams and resources are currently mitigating or monitoring these and other scattered fires throughout Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona.

 

Fires on the Strip are burning in cheatgrass, mixed brush, and pinyon/juniper trees. No road closures or evacuations have been implemented and no structures threatened on the following fires:

 

Fire Name

   Start Date

Location

Fire Size        

Cause

Fire Activity

 Resources

Hodgets Canyon

8-12-12  

15 miles south of SG, AZ Strip near Black Rock Gulch

220 acres

Lightning 

Running in cheat grass, some torch of trees, fire has made some runs to the north

1 Helitack Crew, 1-20 person hand crew

Chuppy

8-12-12

Figure 4 Canyon Paiute Wilderness

FO

Approx. 200 acres    

Lightning

Smoke may be visible along the Interstate 15 Corridor

A Single Engine Air Tanker has been making drops on the fire

Le Fevre

08-09-12

8 miles Southeast of Fredonia Arizona off Hwy 89A

Approx. 1,058

Lightning

Limited; estimated containment 08-13-12

1 Engine Crew

Mt. Trumbull Complex: Includes Mt. Trumbull & Coyote Fires & Pueblo

07-23-12

 

Pueblo began 08-10-12

Mt. Trumbull Wilderness Area

Approx. 100 acres

Lightning

Being managed for multiple resource objectives

2 Engine Crews

MM19 Complex

(There are 5 reported fires within this complex)

08-12-12

Virgin River Gorge, Mile Marker 19 south side of the Interstate on the Arizona Strip Field Office

Approx. 5-10 acres

Lightning

Burned through the night into the early morning hours

Smoke may be visible along the Interstate 15 Corridor

1 Engine Crew

Cash

08-10-12

Grand Canyon Parashant NM

Approx. 255 acres

Lightning

Minimal; estimated containment 08-13-12

1 Engine Crew

Sleeper

08-12-12

1.5 miles west of Savanic Mine; Grand Canyon Parashant NM

Approx. 200 acres.

Lightning

Minimal; difficult access due to terrain

 Being monitored by air

 

(source: Bureau of Land Management)

Keywords

Arizona, Utah, fire, smoke
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