Hoyle Fire

Discovered: May 2, 2019 at 7:30 Location:
 Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests  Navajo County, Arizona
 Approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber Overgaard
Size: 5 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine with heavy dead and down component Cause: Natural
Personnel Assigned: 40

The lightning ignited Hoyle Fire was discovered on Thursday Morning, May 2, 2019 south of Arizona State Highway 260 approximately 3 miles southwest of Heber, Arizona. The fire is burning in the rugged terrain of Hoyle Canyon within the 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire scar. A fire perimeter utilizing existing roads and natural features has been established around the fire. While weather and fuel conditions remain favorable, fire managers will allow this fire to fulfill its natural role in the ecosystem to consume forest debris and return nutrients to the soil while actively keeping the fire within the established perimeter.

Smoke may be present within the community of Heber/Overgaard and along Highway 260 between Milepost 290 and 302. Motorists are advised to drive with caution within the fire area. Individuals sensitive to smoke can learn how to help protect their health by visiting the Navajo County Public Health Services District website at: http://www.navajocountyaz.gov/Departments/Public-Health-Services/Environmental-Health/Environmental-Quality

Know Before You Go:
o Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412
o Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Alerts: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/
o Wildfires Near Me: http://www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/

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