Promontory Fire 90 Percent Contained; Smoke Expected As Fire Interior Burns


The human-caused Promontory Fire has now reached 4,044 acres and has cost more than $2 million to fight, as of 7:30 a.m. Monday.

Despite the fire's growth, firefighters are calling the fire 90 percent contained.

Residents can expect to see smoke today as the interior of the fire burns.

Five helicopters, 10 engines, four dozers and 694 personnel are battling this blaze.

A fire line has been completed around the entire perimeter of the Promontory Fire. Strong winds on Friday afternoon tested the line, but it held.

This weekend, firefighters will continue to improve the line, mop up and patrol the fire. Crews will be monitoring the weather as the day progresses. Thunderstorms are predicted.

The fire is burning on the Mogollon Rim, about three miles from Bear Canyon Lake and one mile from Christopher Creek.

The Promontory Fire began at 4 p.m. on Mother's Day, May 13. It is human caused.

Forest closures around the fire remain in effect.

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