Springs Fire receives surge of moisture from Hurricane Dolores, still active

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WILLIAMS, Ariz. The Springs Fire, located 9 miles south of Williams east of Davenport Knoll and 2 miles south of Summit Mountain on the east side of County Road 73, grew to 234 acres in size. The lightning fire, in the Williams Ranger District of Kaibab National Forest, is being managed to enhance forest health and wildlife habitat while reducing the potential for high-intensity wildland fires in the future.

Map indicates location of Summit Mountain for point of reference. | Map courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News | Click map to enlarge
Map indicates location of Summit Mountain for point of reference | Map courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News | Click map to enlarge

Fire and Weather Behavior

Hurricane Dolores brought heavy rainfall late Saturday evening, but the Springs Fire behavior remains 25 percent active around the perimeters and smoldering. For the remainder of the weekend and the early part of this week, fire growth will be minimal due to the increase of monsoonal moisture forecasted. Fire managers remain hopeful it will pick up in activity if weather conditions become drier over the next several days.

Fire crews will continue to prepare the range fence east of Forest Road 354 and the private land east of Forest Road 354 near Summit Springs. Crews have scouted the private land south of the fire near Davenport Knoll. The fire crews will also begin prep-work within the next week.

Fire crews will monitor the west flank of the fire that is moving north towards County Road 73. The crews may initiate management ignitions along the fire to maintain the integrity of the visual corridor of Perkinsville Road. This work reinforces established perimeters for the fire and possible growth. The work will also protect range fences and other potentially fire-sensitive resources in the area.

Safety

Whenever firefighters and their vehicles are present along the County Road 73, also known as the South Road, motorists should slow down and limit distractions to help keep everyone safe when driving through the fire area.

There are no closures in effect related to the Springs Fire.

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