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News release: Kaibab National Forest and Williams Fire Department respond to Prairie Dog Fire

July 3, 2018

 Williams, Ariz., July 3, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Kaibab National Forest and Williams Fire Department are responding to the 2-acre Prairie Dog Fire located just north of Interstate 40 about a mile east of the City of Williams and west of Highway 64.

Due to the potential for the wildfire to grow, the Williams Police Department is evacuating Kaibab Lake Campground and asking visitors to stay clear of the area while fire suppression efforts continue. No additional structures are threatened at this time.

Fire resources on scene include five engines, one dozer, two water tenders and several individual firefighting personnel. The Flagstaff Hotshot crew and a helicopter are en route.

The wildfire began on private property and has moved onto the Kaibab National Forest. The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.

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