The lightning ignited #RanchFire was discovered Tuesday afternoon (7/24) in a remote area near the north boundary of the Black Mesa Ranger District. Fire crews are on scene and additional crews are on order. There are currently no immediate values at risk. Smoke from this fire is visible from Heber-Overgaard.
I’m sure you have noticed the rain that we have received lately. A downside to the rains are the flooding that they can cause. Please take extra precautions when flooding is present. Turn around, don’t drown!
As of 1500 hours today, July 16,2018, all Fire Restrictions in the unincorporated areas of Apache County, Navajo County (as well as Cities of Winslow, Show Low and Town of Pinetop-Lakeside) and the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest will be rescinded. Arizona State Trust Lands will be rescinded tomorrow at 0800 hours.
The municipalities and tribal jurisdictions may vary in their restrictions so encourage people to check with their local jurisdictions.
Please remember to use our forests wisely and responsibly. No fire should ever be left unattended and all campfires MUST be extinguished completely!!!