June 24, 2011
Firefighters from several western states converged on the Willow Fire, not to be confused with the much larger Wallow Fire, and held it to 200 acres. This crew worked on the mopping up operation and put out tree stumps, fallen logs still smoldering, and small isolated areas still burning.
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Fears that a forest fire on the Mogollon Rim would spread were all but thwarted this week with low winds allowing firefighters to wrangle in the Willow Fire. Unfortunately, just as crews were mopping up, another fire broke out, this time eight miles northeast of Heber-Overgaard.