Rains diminish High Meadow Fire on Arizona Strip

The High Meadow Fire, located 55 miles southeast of St. George, Arizona Strip, Arizona, July 27, 2015 | Photo by Shawn Jaca, courtesy of BLM-Arizona Strip Field Office, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Fire staff from the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip District responded to a smoke report July 15 near Mt. Trumbull and Potato Valley on the BLM Arizona Strip.

The High Meadow Fire located 55 miles southeast of St. George  totaled 208 acres over the July 17 weekend. Recent rains delivered significant moisture have diminished the fire, St. George, Utah, July 17, 2015 | Map courtesy of BLM Arizona Strip District, St. George News
The High Meadow Fire, located 55 miles southeast of St. George, totaled 208 acres over the July 17 weekend. Recent rains that delivered significant moisture have diminished the fire, St. George, Utah, July 17, 2015 | Map courtesy of BLM Arizona Strip District, St. George News | Click map to enlarge

The lightning-caused High Meadow Fire is located approximately 55 miles southeast of St. George. The fire is 208 acres in size and is in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument portion of the BLM Arizona Strip.

Recent rains have aided in diminishing fire activity significantly.

“The fire has received a significant amount of moisture, which has decreased the fire activity. It’s shown no growth over the last 24 hours,” Rachel Carnahan, BLM Arizona Strip District public affairs specialist, said.

Resources on the fire include three engines, one wildland fire module and Incident Command Type 4 staff.

There are no road or trail closures anticipated at this time. No smoke is visible on the fire currently.

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