Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wildland Fire Management
Contact: Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer, (928) 338-5425
R-14 Fires near Cedar Creek
Several road side fires were started along Highway 73 between Canyon Day and Cedar Creek on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The fire is burning in a Pinyon Juniper Forest Type. The fire is estimated to be about 400 acres. Numerous resources are currently on the fire along with heavy air tankers . A fire investigator has been ordered to investigate the fire.
Highway 73 from Canyon Day to Carrizo Junction is closed until further noticed. More information will be forthcoming.
A pre-evacuation notice for the residents of Cedar Creek has been issued. This means that Residents need to be on stand-by in the event of an evacuation is ordered.
Fire near Cedar Creek on Fort Apache Agency was reported early this afternoon. Initial reports estimate 30+ acres. Fire crews are on scene and heavy air tankers have been ordered. Cause of fire is unknown at this time. More information will be posted as it becomes available.