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DmN
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Oxbow Fire

Post by DmN » Jun 29 2020 11:59 am

I was told they're roughly half a mile apart and burning on the northbound side of the 87 at MP 247. Not good.
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Re: Two New Fires South of Payson

Post by chumley » Jun 29 2020 12:31 pm

@DmN
info source, please.
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Re: Two New Fires South of Payson

Post by DmN » Jun 29 2020 12:41 pm

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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by outdoor_lover » Jun 29 2020 4:27 pm

@DmN @chumley Contained at 5 acres total
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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by Nighthiker » Jun 29 2020 11:47 pm

I was heading home from the gun range on AZ 87 when I observed three vehicles had stopped at a small grass fire that was out. This was about eight feet wide and about thirty feet long. At the same time a Payson fire engine, water tender and a battalion chief were heading further south. A couple of minutes later I observed a forest service pickup, type 6 and a type 3 fire apparatus heading south.
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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by ShatteredArm » Jun 30 2020 8:43 am

Two roadside fires half a mile apart... Gee, wonder how these started?

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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by DixieFlyer » Jun 30 2020 9:20 am

@ShatteredArm
according to the Tonto National Forest facebook page, an ember from the first fire travelled about 100 yards and started the second fire
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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by ShatteredArm » Jun 30 2020 9:38 am

@DixieFlyer
Interesting, that might make a cigarette the more likely culprit over chain dragging.

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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by Jim_H » Jun 30 2020 10:44 am

@ShatteredArm
Chain dragging? It's not October!
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Re: Oxbow Fire

Post by azbackpackr » Jun 30 2020 12:35 pm

That must have been the place I went by yesterday on my way up 87. There were a lot of vehicles there, a lot of different fire vehicles, and I assume trucks that carried the workers there. I guess it must have been what you're talking about. It was pretty close to what had already burned. But I don't know the exact location. I went by there sometime around noon or so I guess
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