Big Canyon fire leads to forest closures - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

Big Canyon fire leads to forest closures

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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:50 pm

The Big Canyon Fire about 14 miles from Payson still burns uncontained as of Tuesday night. The Tonto National Forest announced a closure, “to ensure public and firefighter safety” during suppression activities. The lightning-cased fire began Sunday and has burned about 170 acres.

Specifics of the closure in the area can be found online at or by calling the Payson Ranger District at (928) 474-7900.

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