Recent Precipitation Slows Mud Fire
Incident: Mud Wildfire
WILLIAMS, AZ – Recent precipitation over the weekend has slowed new growth on the Mud Fire to 58 acres for a total size of 308 acres. Forecasted heavy monsoonal moisture and associated storms may continue to limit growth throughout the week. Fire behavior on the lightning caused Mud Fire, remains low intensity as it creeps and smolders though forest litter. Fire managers are pleased with improvements to forest health in the fire area including reduction in fuel loads. The fire is being managed for multiple objectives within a 7,700 acre planning area 10 miles south of Williams.
Date/Time Reported: Monday July 29th, 2013
Location: 10 miles south of Williams
Size: 308 Acres
Landscape/Fuels: Ponderosa Pine and Oak
Fire Behavior: Low intensity
Planning Area: 7,700 acres
There are no closures associated with the Mud Fire; however, hunters scouting for fall hunts and general forest visitors are asked to use caution in the general fire area, be aware of smoke, and observe all posted signs. Maps are posted at several locations around the management area for reference. Smoke impacts should continue to be minimal to the Williams community.