Springerville, AZ., August 5, 2019 — For Immediate Release. The lighting-caused Bagnal Wildfire was discovered Friday, July 26, 2019. It is burning on the Lakeside Ranger District of the Apache – Sitgreaves National Forests and has burned 2240 acres of grass and ponderosa pine. The wildfire is winding down with minimal smoke impacts and is now 80% contained.
The wildfire is located one mile southwest of Show Low and is bordered on the east by Forest Service road 135, on the north by FS 136 and west by FS 9819Y & FS 300 to the south.
The Bagnal Fire is no longer increasing in size. Fire Managers will continue to monitor and patrol the Fire area until the Fire is called controlled and out.
Because the Bagnal Wildfire has reached its preplanned perimeter, fire managers do not expect the duration of the fire last much longer. The predicted weather calls for precipitation and high humidity which will reduce any leftover interior fire behavior and smoke production. The Bagnal Wildfire presents no danger to any structure or any other infrastructure in the area.
• Containment: 80% Contained
• Current Size: 2240 acres
• Predicted Smoke Impacts: Minimal smoke
Questions or concerns? Please contact Doreen.ethelbah-gatewood@usda,gov, 928-333-6263, or visit the ASNFs website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnfs or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs or follow us on Twitter @A_SNFs
Fire restrictions: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is not currently on any fire restrictions. Visitors are reminded to be very careful with fire. Never leave a fire unattended.
Additional Information on wildfire and wildfire safety can be found at:
o Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412
o Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
o Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Alerts: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/
o Wildfires Near Me: http://www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/