Kaibab National Forest fires continue to burn

(Source: http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab)
(Source: http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Four fires caused by lightning continue to burn due to dry conditions in the Kaibab National Forest.

Visitors and drivers are advised to use caution for areas of limited visibility in both the north and south zones of the forest.

In the south Kaibab zone are the Mud Fire and Skinner Fire. The Mud Fire was reported July 29 and has reached 2.5 acres, one mile southeast of Summit Mountain and South of Williams, Ariz. The much larger Skinner Fire, at 985 acres, is five miles east of Tusayan.

The Cooper Fire in the north Kaibab zone is currently at 739 acres and located three miles northwest of Jacob Lake and north of State Route 89A.

The Castle Fire has burned 83 acres, one miles east of Big Springs Lookout.

The National Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Arizona DPS and ADOT are assisting with the fires.

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