COCONINO COUNTY, Ariz. - A wildfire continues to burn in Coconino County, causing campers and homeowners to evacuate. The 33 Springs Fire, which started Friday, has spread to over 1,200 acres.
Nearly 100 firefighters are battling the blaze and officials are warning people in the area to evacuate immediately. According to Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, some homes and structures are potentially threatened.
The fire is located northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon.
At last check, the wildfire is zero percent contained.
Officials believe the fire was caused by lightning.
#GashFire still holding @ 30 acres. NW winds 2day will be challenging, likely push smoke from Gash & 33 Springs fires into Verde Valley. 33 Springs Fire on @A_SNFs near Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon. Update on that fire found at https://t.co/F8wqczoCJ2— Coconino NF (@CoconinoNF) October 9, 2017
News Release: Black Mesa District - 33 Springs Fire Update https://t.co/4PpJFH3AJL— ApacheSitgreaves NFs (@A_SNFs) October 9, 2017