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Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 14 2020 9:56 am
by DixieFlyer
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.


https://www.facebook.com/PaysonRoundupNewspaper

https://www.paysonroundup.com/news/fore ... 12ec8.html

Re: Payson area Fire

Posted: Oct 14 2020 10:33 am
by cactuscat
Oh great :(
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Re: Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 14 2020 11:57 am
by xsproutx
Crap. I was going to take my daughter on her first overnight backpacking trip to Horton tomorrow. That doesn't seem likely now :(

Re: Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 14 2020 4:53 pm
by DixieFlyer
@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

Re: Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 14 2020 5:32 pm
by chumley
Less than two hours old ... this was just about the time that the emergency evacuation notice squawked across cell phones.

Re: Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 14 2020 5:43 pm
by SuperstitionGuy
@chumley
That's what they said about the Superstition Ridgeline Fire to...... :scared: :scared: :scared:

Re: Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 15 2020 1:12 pm
by The_Eagle

Re: Horton Fire

Posted: Oct 15 2020 8:53 pm
by outdoor_lover
There was no smoke at all from that area today. Just the big Plume from the Horse Fire.