This just in from Lakeside DR:
Attached is the amended area closure for Lakeside RD effective at 10AM today. [I did not attach, go to their website and look if you want to.] Essentially the entire Lakeside Ranger District is closed except for Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, Lakeside CG, Scott Reservoir, Woodland Lake Park tract, Rim Trail/Camps Tatiyee & Grace, and the various state, county and City/Town roads. You will also note that the closure is more concise with no exception for "Residents in the area." That wording was removed to reduce confusion. Questions or comments, please call or email. Please share the word with TRACKS members and other interested parties. Thanks for your help as always.
Just look NW from the house to understand why this closure order is necessary. The pinyon-juniper woodlands will burn this year with the least wind behind it. I understand that a blown tire caused the Wash fire, but that is preliminary information at this time. In addition, Black Mesa Ranger District closed their portion of the Rodeo-Chediski Burn area from SR260 to Fort Apache Indian Reservation with the Rim Road as the west boundary. A copy is also attached.
Ed Collins, District Ranger
Lakeside Ranger District
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
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