09_28_18 Cinder Fire Update

Cinder fire 09_28_18 update


Cinder Fire Reduces Ground Fuels

Springerville, AZ—September 28, 2018– The lightning-caused Cinder Fire on the Springerville Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is approximately 200 acres with the anticipated final acres being around 400. It is burning north of State Route (SR) 260 between FR 8538 and the cinder pit. Fuel types are grass, pine mix, and fir. 

Today they conducted ignitions along the perimeter, they will do more ignitions tomorrow. The fire crews will monitor and patrol for the remainder of the weekend. This natural fire is helping to improve watershed and wildlife habitat, it will also reduce available fuels in the event of a wildfire, thus protecting private property. 

Smoke will continue to be visible from SR 260, SR 261, and the communities of Vernon, Greer, Round Valley, and at Greens Peak. Expect smoke inversions in the Round Valley area during the evening through early morning hours. The smoke may also impact visibility on sections of SR 260, please be extra vigilant and aware in these sections.


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