July 31, 2014
Smoke hung over Payson Thursday afternoon alarming residents. The Forest Service says the smoke is from fires up on the Mogollon Rim, which are under control.
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Monsoon tames fires to benefit forest
The fires being managed for resource benefit on the Kaibab National Forest and the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are growing slowly but steadily as weather conditions vary on a daily basis. Yesterday, the fires received varying amounts of precipitation, from a heavy downpour on the Sitgreaves Complex to more light and scattered rainfall on the fires further north.
The Forest Service says smoke north of town is from forest fires on the Mogollon Rim in Coconino National Forest.