Big Canyon Fire Area Closure to be Lifted at 5pm
Incident: Big Canyon Fire Wildfire
Big Canyon fire closure ends today
Area closure order is terminated at 5pm today
Payson, Ariz. (October 19, 2012) - Tonto National Forest officials announced that the temporary closure for the Big Canyon Fire will be lifted today, effective at 5pm.
The lightning-caused Big Canyon fire was reported on October 14, approximately 14 miles east of Payson, Ariz. Fire size is estimated at 110 acres and is 50 percent contained.
Firefighters have secured and mopped up the east and west flanks of the fire. Remaining fire activity consists of creeping and smoldering in the fire's interior.
For further information, please contact the Payson Ranger District administrative offices at 928-474-7900, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto