Bagnal Wildfire Update - Tues. 8-6-2019

Bagnal Wildfire Map - FINAL

News Release

 

 

 Bagnal Wildfire Update – Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Springerville, AZ., August 6, 2019 -- For Immediate Release. The lighting-caused Bagnal Wildfire that was discovered Friday, July 26, 2019 burning on the Lakeside Ranger District of the Apache - Sitgreaves National Forests is now 100% contained. The Bagnal Wildfire burned 2240 acres of grass and ponderosa pine. Some interior smoke may still be possible.

The wildfire is located one mile southwest of Show Low and is bordered on the east by Forest Service road 135, on the north by FS 136 and west by FS 9819Y & FS 300 to the south.

Even though the Bagnal Fire is no longer increasing in size, Fire Managers will continue to monitor and patrol the Fire Area until the Fire is called “controlled and out.”

Interior smoke may still be possible due to the presence of heavy fuels and stump-holes. Because the Bagnal Wildfire has reached its preplanned perimeter, the Bagnal Wildfire presents no danger to any structure or any other infrastructure in the area. 

  • Containment: 100% Contained
  • Current Size: 2240 acres
  • Predicted Smoke Impacts: Minimal interior smoke

Questions or concerns? Please contact Doreen.ethelbah-gatewood@usda,gov, 928-333-6263, or visit the ASNFs website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/asnfs or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs or follow us on Twitter @A_SNFs

Fire restrictions: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is not currently on any fire restrictions. Visitors are reminded to be very careful with fire. Never leave a fire unattended.

Additional Information on wildfire and wildfire safety can be found at:

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