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Old 10-04-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Fire near Williams

From todays news.

The Twin Fire burning in the Kaibab National Forest, near the Northern Arizona town of Williams, grew to 1,000 acres Saturday, according to a forest spokeswoman.
Still, officials said the fire was less intense than on previous days. Attack plans for today will depend on type of weather and winds.
The fire, burning forest undergrowth and ponderosa pines on Bill Williams Mountain, caused the evacuations of about 64 homes in the area, but no structures have burned.

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Old 10-06-2009, 02:22 AM   #2
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Calmer weather conditions appear to be helping firefighters battling the Twin Fire near Williams, allowing authorities to lift an evacuation order for the area, authorities said Monday.
The Twin fire is 10 percent to 15 percent contained after burning about 1,000 acres.

The blaze began Friday one mile southwest of Williams, a city of about 3,300 people roughly 100 miles north of Phoenix. The Williams Unified School District schools were closed Monday as a safety precaution.
Slurry bombers and helicopters used water from a nearby reservoir to knock down flames as hand crews formed a fire line on the northeastern side of the blaze, officials said.

A national team arrived Saturday and took over management of the fire.
Smoke from the fire caused visibility problems along heavily traveled Interstate 40 Friday. I-40 remained open with regular travel Monday but with intermittent smoke present, Bardwell said.

Bill Williams Mountain, a popular area for hiking, and the Kaibab Lake Recreation Area are closed to visitors. The forest, however, remains open. Officials have advised recreational forest users to call ahead before heading into the wilderness.

Businesses that closed because of the fire threat were informed that they could re-open Sunday.

Authorities advise travelers to use caution in the area.

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Old 10-07-2009, 04:45 PM   #3
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The Twin Fire near Williams was 60 percent contained Wednesday, and fire crews are helping to rehabilitate the area by planting seeds from local meadows, officials said.
The fire, which began Friday and caused evacuations earlier this week, has burned 921 acres in the Kaibab National Forest
Crews are focusing on soaking areas that have been burned and extinguishing dead trees and logs, said Mary Rasmussen, public information officer for the Southwest Incident Management Team.
Crews had help from rainy weather Wednesday morning, but the moisture will only provide temporary relief. Despite the rain, trees and logs remain dry inside and will continue to burn, Rasmussen said.
Williams, which has a population of about 3,300, is about 100 miles north of Phoenix. Authorities advise travelers to use caution in the area.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:30 PM   #4
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Thanks for all the updates Tom, I have been unable to post for the last week, but we have been in contact with the RV park and they have been open the whole time. The last report on the fire posted last night said it will be the last evening report and that it was 90% contained. It had rained yesterday and they expected more rain today. The Williams mountain would also reopen today.

Also Talking to the park everything looks good for our family trip to Williams this weekend. Next week is fall break from schools around here so we will stay for a week and finish some needed talks for the Rally.
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