Firefighters halt spread of Prairie Dog Fire near Williams; evacuation of Kaibab Lake Campground lifted

Release Date: Jul 3, 2018  

Contact(s): Jackie Banks, 928-635-8314


Williams, Ariz., July 3, 2018—For Immediate Release. Firefighters with the Kaibab National Forest, Williams Fire Department and other local agencies have halted the spread of the 5-acre Prairie Dog Fire, located immediately north of Interstate 40 about a mile east of the City of Williams and just west of Highway 64.

Due to the success of the suppression efforts in limiting the wildfire’s spread, the evacuation of Kaibab Lake Campground on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest has been lifted. Campers may return to the campground immediately.

Fire resources remain on scene and will continue working through the evening toward containment of the Prairie Dog Fire.

The wildfire began on private property and moved onto the Kaibab National Forest. The cause of the wildfire is under investigation.

For more information, reference the following sources:

Firefighters halt spread of Prairie Dog Fire near Williams; evacuation of Kaibab Lake Campground lifted UPDATED news release 7-3-18

Helicopter dropping water on Prairie Dog Fire