The Castle Fire is a lightning caused fire first reported on July 24, 2013. It is burning on the North Kaibab Ranger District, 1 mile East of Big Springs Lookout. As of the evening of August 15, 2013 it is at 1,100 acres. The Castle Fire is being managed for multiple resource benefits including maintaining fire in a fire-adapted ecosytem, reducing exisiting fuel loads and stand densities. The fire will be confined to a 1537 acre planning area. Fire behavior is creeping to low intesnity with flame heights less than 1 foot.
|Date of Origin||Wednesday July 24th, 2013 approx. 08:00 AM|
|Location||30 Miles SE Fredonia, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Brooks Baker|
low intensity flame lengths less than one foot