Lincoln NF, Turkey Fire Update July 3

Due to the quick response by firefighters, the lightning-caused Turkey Fire is 90% contained. On Monday afternoon one hotshot crew and one engine crew hiked to the fire in the White Mountain Wilderness and starting building direct line to suppress the fire. Throughout the night, all lines held.

Today, the fire is smoldering and creeping with low fire behavior. Resources will continue to complete fireline and mop up around the fire perimeter.

Location: Upper Turkey Canyon, White Mountain Wilderness, Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest

Start Date: July 2, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

Size: 2 acres          Containment: 90%

Cause: Lightning

Resources Assigned: 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 engine


Lat/Long: 33° 28′ 18″ x 105° 48′ 36″

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