Springerville, Ariz., July 3, 2015, For Immediate Release — The Turkey Fire continues to burn across the forest floor reducing fuel accumulations and promoting forest health. Yesterday the fire received no moisture and continued to grow. Crews conducted burn outs on the Northeast portion of the fire along FS7 Rd as weather conditions allowed. Management of the fire will continue as long as conditions meet fire managers’ objectives.
TURKEY FIRE UPDATE Start Date: June 24, 2015
Acres Treated: 926 acres (management objective 3,275 acres)
Location: Five miles northeast of Pinetop, east of FS Road (FSR) 182, South of FSR 7 Behavior: Creeping, smoldering across the forest floor. Smoke: Noticeable along AZ Hwy 260 and US Hwy 60. Yesterday’s smoke dispersed to the
Southeast and may be visible in McNary.
Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms throughout the week.
Closures: There are no road closures due to this fire.
Today’s Management Actions: The Turkey Fire is burning with low intensity along the forest floor east and south of Turkey Mountain. Crews continue to prep along roads around the planning area. It is anticipated that the fire crews will conduct burnouts where necessary as the fire move east of Turkey Mountain.
Find online information for the Turkey Fire on Inciweb at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov. Follow the forest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnf and Twitter at (@A_SNFs). Photos will be available on the forest Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/apachesitgreavesnf
Questions or concerns contact Ben Plumb, Lakeside Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer during regular business hours at (928) 368-2100 or by calling 311 or 928-333-3412. Also, check out the ASNFs website at: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf