Aug 10, 2012 1:49 PM

East wildfire grows substantially

FREDONIA - The East Fire burning in the Kaibab National Forest grew substantially Thursday due to shifting, gusty winds.

The lightning-caused fire, which is located in a remote area on the far west side of the forest, is close to 1,400 acres in size. Less growth is expected Friday due to less windy conditions and good relative humidity recovery overnight.

The fire, which was discovered late on Aug. 8, moved quickly through cheat grass and pinyon-juniper woodlands yesterday but is beginning to slow as it moves into rocky areas with less vegetation. No containment has yet been reported.


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