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DixieFlyer
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Horton Fire

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I saw this on the Payson Roundup facebook page:
Gila County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Dennis Newman said See Canyon Trail and Horton Creek Trail have been closed after a wildfire started on the Highline Trail above Horton Creek early Wednesday morning. Newman said the Forest Service has resources on the fire, including at least one helicopter that is making water drops. The helicopter is refilling at a nearby site near Zane Grey Estates and from the fish hatchery. He said there is no threat to communities below the fire at this time as it is moving up the Rim.


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https://www.paysonroundup.com/news/fore ... 12ec8.html
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Re: Payson area Fire

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Oh great :(
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Re: Horton Fire

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Crap. I was going to take my daughter on her first overnight backpacking trip to Horton tomorrow. That doesn't seem likely now :(
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Re: Horton Fire

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@xsproutx
I was going to hike in the area tomorrow, and it doesn't look like that will happen...however, the latest from inciweb is that the fire is 3 acres in size and is 80% contained; hopefully, the fire will be extinguished without causing much damage
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Re: Horton Fire

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Less than two hours old ... this was just about the time that the emergency evacuation notice squawked across cell phones.
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Re: Horton Fire

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@chumley
That's what they said about the Superstition Ridgeline Fire to...... :scared: :scared: :scared:
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Re: Horton Fire

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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
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Re: Horton Fire

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There was no smoke at all from that area today. Just the big Plume from the Horse Fire.
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