Officials Allow Egypt Fire To Burn Up To 6,000 Acres

August 21, 2013

Firefighters in the Mogollon Rim continue to watch the lightning-started Egypt Fire. Coconino National Forest Spokesman Dean Jones says the target burn area for the fire is about 6,000 acres, and that people in the area have nothing to worry about.

“Fire officials down there are watching the fire and have an area they wanted to grow to burn out some of the vegetation to thin out a little bit of the undergrowth, which is healthy for the forest and also helps prevent bigger fires in the future,” Jones said.

At last check, the Egypt Fire had burned 450 acres so far.

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