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Fri, April 03

Kaibab National Forest fires

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Recent lightning across Northern Arizona has sparked several new fires on the Kaibab National Forest. Most of the new starts have gone out on their own from daily rain showers; however, two fires continue to burn.

The Monday Fire is about one acre, three miles east of Williams and just north of Interstate 40. The Wild Horse Fire is less than one acre, 23 miles northeast of Williams and just northwest of Kendrick Mountain.

Light smoke from the Monday Fire is visible along portions of Interstate 40.

The fires are in monitor status. If they continue to outlast persistent rainstorms in the area, forest officials will evaluate the potential to manage the fires to achieve resource objectives. The surface fires are smoldering and creeping in the pine litter.

On the Cross Fire, 18 miles southeast of Williams, very little activity remains. The fire continues to receive significant precipitation resulting in minimal interior burning. The fire is 7,718 acres and managers do not expect the fire to grow under current wet conditions.

For additional information, please contact Punky Moore, Fire Information Officer, (928) 635-5653.

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