Buzzard Fire-High Winds and Spot Fire...

Buzzard Fire-High Winds and Spot Fires Challenge Firefighters June 1, 2018 Daily Update

Acres: 24,341 Start Date: May 22, 2018 Cause: Human-caused Location: NE of Eagle Peak Lookout, Gila NF Containment: 34% Fuels: Timber Total personnel: 529 General Information: High winds are carrying embers ahead of the fire, causing spot fires over containment lines. This brings challenges to firefighters as they must not only work to contain the main fire but also patrol for and contain spot fires.

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