Firefighters respond to four new wildfires on the Tonto Basin Ranger District

  • Source: Payson Roundup
  • Published: 11/03/2020 01:01 PM

Tonto National Forest firefighters are responding to four separate lightning-caused fires in the area of Jake's Corner and Highway 188. The 604 Fire is the largest fire at approximately 20 acres in size. At this time, there are six engines, three crew modules and one helicopter assigned, and two heavy air tankers have been ordered. Fire managers are assigning resources to each fire based on priority and fire behavior. At this time there are no structures threatened and no evacuations in effect. There are no road closures associated with the fires; however, please travel carefully through the area as firefighters make access to each incident for suppression operations. Updates will be posted as information becomes available. Stage 1 fire restrictions are currently in effect across the Tonto National Forest until the end of the year.


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