Lightning caused Little Giant Fire
August 25, 2015; 2:00 p.m.
• Springerville Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
• Four miles north of Greens Peak, Apache County
Start Date: August 22, 2015
Size: 8 acres
Vegetation: Mixed conifer
Smoke: Dispersing to the north during the day, settling in local area drainages overnight.
Weather Forecast: Thunderstorms likely for next several days with some drying by the weekend.
The lightning-caused Little Giant Fire was detected on Monday, August 24. The fire is primarily burning on a steep north aspect with heavy dead and down fuels and numerous snags. Smoke will be visible from Springerville as well as other local communities and area roads including Arizona State Highway 260, while the fire continues to burn. Local fire managers will monitor the fire while identifying opportunities to confine the fire with the least exposure to fire personnel and resource needs. Areas adjacent to the fire have been treated with combinations of commercial thinning and prescribed fire. There is currently no private property or resources being threatened and there are no road closures due to this fire. Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire on a daily basis.
Questions or concerns contact Cary Stock, Springerville Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer during regular business hours at (928) 333-6351, or by calling 311 or 928-333-3412.