Clints Well-area roads open following temporary closure for Wolf Fire

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Contact(s): 2024.wolf@firenet.gov


Motorists asked to remain cognizant of smoke impact in area

HAPPY JACK, Ariz., May 10, 2024 — Fire and road managers have re-opened Clints Well-area roads following a temporary closure due to firing operations on the Wolf Fire, located on the Coconino National Forest’s Mogollon Rim Ranger District. 

State Route (SR) 87 has opened in both directions between the SR 260 junction at milepost 278.5 and the Lake Mary Road junction at milepost 290.5. 

While the road closure has been lifted, traffic delays along SR 87 and other area roads, such as Lake Mary Road, will likely persist. 

Intermittent closures of area roads may occur throughout fire management should smoke impede roadway visibility.  

Closures of SR 87 and other roads may include temporary full closures, reduction to single-lane traffic and the potential for pilot car guidance. 

Reduced speed limits remain in place while firing operations continue on the Wolf Fire, and motorists are reminded to abide by all posted signage and remain cognizant of firefighters working along roadways in the fire area. 

Motorists are advised to check road status prior to traveling via the Arizona Department of Transportation’s road status website at az511.gov, the AZ511 app or by calling 511. 

Forest visitors are advised to check forest road status via the Coconino National Forest’s website at coconinonationalforest.us prior to traveling on forest roads. 

The Wolf Fire is a lightning-caused fire that began 3 miles northwest of Clints Well. It was first reported April 29. 

Up-to-date information regarding the Wolf Fire is available on InciWeb at inciweb.wildfire.gov