With the size holding steady and containment efforts proving successful, night operations of the Three Fire Complex have been suspended.
Multiple crews and overhead have already been released as the demobilization process begins.
Remaining firefighters will continue to check for hot spots thursday and monitor the fires by air.
Later Thursday, the Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team will turn over supervision of the fire complex to the Tonto National Forest.
Upon the departure of the incident management team, all recreation facilities within the Roosevelt Lake and Apache Lake Recreation Areas will be open to the public in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend.
Until today, the Cholla Campground had served as the fire base camp.
Outdoor recreationists are reminded that the use of fireworks is prohibited on all public lands in Arizona.
Three Fire Complex Statistics
Acres: 19,370 acres
Start date: Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Location: 6.5 miles northwest of Roosevelt Dam
Containment: 75 percent
Fuels: Grass, desert scrub, chaparral, ponderosa pine
Terrain: Steep, mountainous slopes
Resources: 4 crews, 12 engines, 5 water tenders, 269 total personnel
Available air support: 3 helicopters