Fire officials with the Coconino National Forest are working to manage a fire about 40 miles southeast of Flagstaff near Clints Well, according to a media release.
The 375 acre “Eden” fire was started after by lightning strike last week and is being managed for forest restoration purposes.
Because of low humidity and low fuel moisture, the fire has continued to burn actively since its discovery and has caused light to moderate amounts of smoke.
A lightning-caused wildfire about 4 miles northeast of Clints Well that began last week is currently being used to clean up forest fuels and burn across the landscape for restoration efforts.
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The Eden Fire was reported by the Hutch Mountain lookout just after noon on August 29 and is currently 375 acres, producing light to moderate smoke.
The fire is burning on steep slopes in the Lost Eden Tank area in Ponderosa pine and in grass understory within heavy dead and down trees, as well as standing dead trees. Firefighters have used burnout operations for the last several days to establish fire control lines away from the main fire.
The National Forest asks members of the public to use caution when recreating or hunting near the fire area due to hazardous fire-weakened trees, burning stump holes and fire personnel working in the area.