33 Springs Fire – Update as of 10/13/17

33 Springs Fire – Update
October 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.
Location:
 Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
 Coconino County, Arizona
 Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon
Start Date: October 6, 2017
Size: Approximately 1,685 acres
Percent contained: 50%
Personnel Assigned: 70
Growth Potential: Low
Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer
Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Southwest winds produced strong gusty winds today but the fire lines held and there was no additional growth. Dozer lines and hand lines are complete around the perimeter of the fire, and crews continued to patrol and mop up the southern, eastern and northern flanks of the fire today. On October 14, the 33 Springs Fire is planned to transition from a Type 3 fire to a Type 4 fire because it has become less complex and less of a threat. No changes are expected over the weekend, however, the fire will be constantly evaluated and monitored by fire personnel on the scene.

Structures Threatened: The threat is diminished at this time.
Resources Assigned: 3 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Water Tender, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

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33 Springs Fire – Update

October 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Location:
 Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
 Coconino County, Arizona
 Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

Start Date: October 6, 2017
Size: Approximately 1,800 acres
Percent contained: 15%
Cause: Lightning
Personnel Assigned: 130
Growth Potential: Moderate
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. A cold front moving through today is expected to produce strong gusty winds from the south. Today crews plan to patrol and mop up the southern and eastern flanks of the fire lines, look for opportunities to put in a second contingency dozer line to the north, and use roadways to stop any northern movement. Crews will also continue to conduct burn-out operations on the north and west sides of the fire as needed.

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

Resources Assigned: 3 Type 3 engines, 9 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Initial Attack crew, 4 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

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