July 20, 2014
Sycamore Fire update on Apache-Sitgreaves NFs
Springerville, Ariz.; The lightening caused Sycamore Fire located near Bear Valley (Township 2 N, Range 31 E, Section 15) within the Blue Primitive Area is located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ (ASNFs) Clifton Ranger District. The fire started last week and has increased to approximately 912 acres in size as of Sunday afternoon. Smoke may be visible from US Highways 180/191, and the community within the Blue Area as well as the town of Alpine.
“We felt the need to be proactive and have ordered in the Mescalero Helitak crew to line the Bear Mountain Lookout along with fire protection to several historic cabins in the Bear Mountain area. The fire is burning from the east, west and southern edges and is backing north into a previously burned fire scar area where we hope it will meet up and will burn itself out. We will continue monitoring the fire daily by air,” according to Justin Thompson, Clifton Fire Management Officer.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 20 percent chance of showers for Sunday night and Monday.
July 18, 2014
Sycamore Fire located on Clifton Ranger District to be monitored
Springerville, Ariz.; Smoke may be visible from US Highway 180 from the Sycamore Fire located near Bear Valley (Township 2 N, Range 31 E, Section 15) within the Blue Primitive Area located on the Clifton Ranger District. The fire started on July 17 and is now at 10 acres in size.
Due to the small acreage size and with monsoonal weather conditions occurring daily, the objective is to permit lightning caused fires to play, as nearly as possible, their natural ecological role within wilderness. The fire is currently being monitored by air.
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