Springs Fire cleanup underway

Image combines two photos: In the foreground, a firefighter does prep work for managed fire, in the background is a low intensity managed fire, Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District, Arizona, on July 19 and 18, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Kaibab National Forest re Springs Fire, St. George News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – Cleanup operations are underway on the Springs Fire near Williams in the Kaibab National Forest. Firefighters completed burn-out operations Friday near Wild Horse Canyon, pushing the fire into an area with sparse fuels, due to terrain and vegetation. No further growth is anticipated for the wildfire that began July 2. A total of 7,100 acres were burned.

Final perimeter map of the Springs Fire in Kaibab National Forest, near Williams, Arizona, Aug. 20, 2015 | Map courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge
Final perimeter map of the Springs Fire in Kaibab National Forest, near Williams, Arizona, Aug. 20, 2015 | Map courtesy of Kaibab National Forest, St. George News | Click on image to enlarge

Fire crews will monitor the fire perimeter looking for potential hazards along forest roads and near camping areas. Visitors inside the fire perimeter are asked to be cautious and aware of fire-weakened trees, stump holes and ash pits. While smoke in areas adjacent to the fire will continue to dissipate, residual smoke from smoldering material within the fire perimeter will still be present.

The Summit Mountain Trail will remain closed until Sept. 30 or until the closure order is lifted. The trail was closed in July due to fire activity.

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