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News release: Springs Fire in monitoring status; no additional growth anticipated

August 21, 2015

 Williams, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2015—For Immediate Release. Beginning today fire crews will begin clean up inside of the Springs Fire perimeter as no further growth is predicted. Visitors inside of the Springs Fire perimeter are asked to be cautious due to fire weakened trees, stump holes and ash pits in the area between County Road 73/Perkinsville Road, Forest Road 110, Forest Road 147, Forest Road 57A and Forest Road 746. This also includes interior road, Forest Road 354.


 Yesterday: Fire personnel completed burn out operations near Wild Horse Canyon, pushing the fire into an area with sparse fuels, due to terrain and vegetation. The Springs Fire also reached Forest Road 746 and Forest Road 57A, both designated holding roads on the southeast corner of the wildfire.

Today: Fire crews will monitor the fire perimeter looking for potential hazards such as damaged trees along forest roads and camping areas.   

Smoke:  Smoke impacts will continue to lighten in all surrounding areas. However, residual smoke from smoldering material within the fire perimeter will still be present, especially immediately adjacent to the fire area.

Closures: The Summit Mountain Trail (#68) continues to be closed until Sep. 30 or until Closure Order 07-15-01-F is rescinded. The trail was closed in July due to the activity of the Springs Fire.


Size: 7,111 acres


Start Date: July 2, 2015


Location: 9 miles southeast of Williams, near the intersection of County Road 73/Perkinsville Road, or the “South Road,” and Forest Road 354, near Davenport Knoll and Summit Mountain.


Additional Springs Fire information, photos and maps are available through the following resources: InciWeb http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4391/#; Kaibab National Forest Fire Information Phone Line (928) 635-8311; Text Message – text ‘follow kaibabnf’ to 40404.