2,500-acre fire in eastern Arizona threatening transfer station

Local fire crews work to contain a fire that has spread to 2,500 acres near Springerville, Arizona.

SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz. - The Department of Forestry and Fire Management is working with local fire crews to stop a wildfire burning five miles west of Eagar and one-half mile from the Springerville Airport.

The fire is estimated to be around 2,500 acres and is moving through mostly grass and some juniper and pinyon fuels, according to firefighters.

The fire has forced the evacuation of a nearby laminating and wood facility and is threatening a transfer station in the area.

More than 50 firefighters are working to stop the fire's movement, and additional resources are en route to the fire, according to crews.

According to the Apache County Sheriff's Office, there are no evacuation or pre-evacuation orders at this time. 

 

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