Forest Road 504 will be closed intermittently Thursday so firefighters can safely conduct burnout operations near the 504 and Forest Road 170 junction – the burnout operations may continue through Friday, August 7, 2009. The road to Chevelon Retreat remains open. The Black Mesa Ranger District is conducting the burnout operations to manage the Durfee Fire.
Maps of the Durfee Fire area are posted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests website.
Information on all fire activities in southern Apache and Navajo counties is available by calling (928) 333-3412.