Several Fires Burning Across Arizona; Resources Spread Thin

Published: Sunday, August 30, 2020 - 11:20am
Blackhawk Helicopter conducts water bucket drops to extinguish the Griffin Fire and slow further spread on Aug. 26, 2020.

Firefighters are busy working several wildfires in the eastern part of the state, including the Griffin Fire, which has burned nearly 62,000 acres and is about 45% contained.

Fire spokesperson Debbie Maneely says resources are spread thin across the state, and the dry weather isn’t helping.

“Resources in Arizona are very limited right now, there are a lot of fires obviously in the Tonto," Maneely said. "It is a fight for resources, but we’re holding good and hopefully get some rain chance to start damping some of these fires, and a little less lightning would be nice.”

Currently, only one fire is threatening structures: the Rock House Fire near San Carlos Lake, which has burned close to 12,000 acres.

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