By Eric Burk
MOUNT GRAHAM – A thunderstorm apparently sparked a fire on Mount Graham in the canyon above Frye Mesa on Wednesday around 2:45 p.m.
Tracy Weber, acting district ranger, is calling it the Frye Fire and, as of 4:11 p.m., said he was sending a team to visually assess the situation. Weber is responsible for the Safford District of the Coronado National Forest.
The fire appears to be in the old Nuttall-Complex burn scar from 2004. The thunderstorm comes eight days before the official start of Arizona’s monsoon season on June 15.