I went to the Blue Ridge Reservoir yesterday. The north bound lane of the Beeline is closed from FR300 for about 3 miles. ADOT has a pace vehicle leading traffic back and forth on the south bound lane. I had to wait about 20~30 minutes for the pace car. The forest service had FR300 blocked off with vehicles and was only allowing fire personal through. It appears that they are doing a prescribed burn on the east side of the bee-line (probably in case the Cold water fire gets to close to the bee-line) . The forest service was using the north bound lane to monitor the fire. There was numerous small fires all the way from FR300 to about 1 mile south of Clints well turn off. All of the FR roads north of FR300 and east of the Bee-line are closed.
Coming back home about 11pm both lanes are open. The smoke is very heavy in this area. The visibility was down to 5 feet at times. The smoke lasted about 6 miles and cleared up about a mile south of FR300. The forest service has FR300 blocked with vehicles still at this hour. With darkness, the fires stands out like a lighters at a rock concert. The highest concentration of fires was around the rim road.
"Everywhere is walking distance...If you have the time"