Woods Canyon Fire Starts near Woods Canyon Lake

5/21/14 6:43 pm
Springerville, AZ; May 21, 2014—The Woods Canyon fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at 2.5 acres near Woods Canyon Lake on the Black Mesa Ranger District. By 4 p.m. the fire had grown to 150 acres and crossed FR 195. Resources on the scene include a heavy air tanker, two Type 3 helicopters, one Type 2 crew, and several engines. Helicopters are dipping water from Woods Canyon Lake. Additional resources have been ordered. No structures are threatened at this time. The cause is under investigation.

Date/Time Reported: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Location: near Woods Canyon Lake
Cause: Under investigation
Size: 150 acres
Landscape/Fuels: Ponderosa pine on fairly flat ground

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