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.
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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- Smoke impacts from Springs Fire lighten along I-40; trail closure remains
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