Hoyle Fire

Discovered: May 2, 2019 at 7:30 Location:
 Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests  Navajo County, Arizona
 Approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber Overgaard
Size: 5 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine with heavy dead and down component Cause: Natural
Personnel Assigned: 40

The lightning ignited Hoyle Fire was discovered on Thursday Morning, May 2, 2019 south of Arizona State Highway 260 approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber, Arizona. The fire is burning in the rugged terrain of Hoyle Canyon within the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire scar. A fire perimeter utilizing existing roads and natural features has been established around the fire. While weather and fuel conditions remain favorable, fire managers will allow this fire to fulfill its natural role in the ecosystem to consume forest debris and return nutrients to the soil while actively keeping the fire within the established perimeter.

Smoke may be present within the community of Heber/Overgaard and along Highway 260 between Milepost 290 and 302. Motorists are advised to drive with caution within the fire area. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to help protect their health by visiting the Navajo County Public Health Services District website at: http://www.navajocountyaz.gov/Departments/Public-Health-Services/Environmental-Health/Environmental-Quality

Know Before You Go:
o Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412
o Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Alerts: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/
o Wildfires Near Me: http://www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/

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Hwy 60 Closed

5/2/19 7:30  Highway 60 is closed due to a serious accident. About the area if possible. Expect delays until the scene is clear.

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Water Canyon / Saffell Canyon Cleanup Day

Springerville, AZ, May 1, 2019 — Volunteers are an integral part our society. Not only is volunteering important but, it also helps better our community and us as individuals.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests invites you to participate in the Water Canyon / Saffell Canyon volunteer cleanup day. Please join us Saturday morning, on June 1, 2019 for a very special day of removing trash from our national forest lands.

The Forest Service has been receiving a number of calls about the amount trash that’s been left at the Water Canyon and Saffell Canyon areas for years. It is unfortunate that there are members of society that leave their trash on the national forest public lands. It’s just been within the past year where this problem has grown larger than anyone can imagine.

This will be the very first time the Forest Service has asked the public to participate in a major cleanup effort in Water and Saffell Canyons. This a great opportunity for the public to participate in something that will make such a difference to our forests. The Forest Service will dispose of the trash so, no one has to worry about hauling it away.

Forest Service employees will supply the truck and trash-bags to clean up trash from the Saffell Canyon OHV Trailhead. A portion of Water Canyon on Forest Road 285 Road will also be cleaned up (please see map). Volunteers are needed at Saffell Canyon Trailhead June 1, 2019 at 8 a.m. until approximately noon. Please bring your own gloves.

For more information, please contact: Christina Brannon at (928) 333-6211 or, Rob Lever, District Ranger at Springerville Ranger District at (928)333-6201. You may also contact the Springerville Ranger District at (928)333-6200, or the Apache-Sitgreaves Supervisor’s Office at (928) 333-6280. This clean-up effort will be organized by the Fire, Recreation and Timber Crews of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Apache-Sitgreaves truly appreciates any help you can provide.

For information on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, check out our website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnfs or join the conversation on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/apachesitreavesnfs or follow us on Twitter @A_SNF


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