Fire Burning Near Mogollon High School


Very dry conditions continue to exist in our area with winds not prevailing. Our highs will continue to be in the mid 70s and lows continuing to rise in the 40s with clear skies for the near future. The Forest Service fire danger sign is set to “High.”

A fire called the Mogollon Fire started this afternoon on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The fire is located approximately two miles north of the Mogollon High School in Heber.

The cause is being investigated with juniper and grass burning at this time with no structures currently threatened. The size of the fire is approximately two to three acres.

Resources on scene are two engines with a dozer and other resources were called. Winds Tuesday were calm aiding in fighting the fire. As of Wednesday morning, no further information was available. No visible smoke could be seen in that area from the Heber Overgaard area at that time.

The Overgaard Ponderosa Lions is hosting their 23rd Annual Golf Tournament on June 11 at Pine Meadows Country Club in Overgaard. This benefit is for support of the Lions Camp Tatiyee, which helps special needs children. An entry donation of $75 for non-members and $40 for Pine Meadows Country Club members is the cost. The donation includes lunch. A hole-in-one prize will be offered that amounts to $10,000. Mulligans cannot be used for hole-in-one. Other prizes are to be awarded are for lowest team score, closest to the pin, longest drive, and there will be door and raffle prizes. For more information, call the Pine Meadows Country Club Pro-Shop at (928) 535-4220 or Lions Club member Dick Sawyer at (928) 535-5563.


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