Pinnacle fire 42 percent contained, four fires burning in Greenlee County

KLONDYKE — Firefighter efforts to shore up fire lines to the north, helped increase containment of the Pinnacle fire.

The fire has consumed 34,192 acres and is at 42-percewnt containment.

Despite to reduced fire activity, residents in the Black Rock Road area, and those in the Aravaipa-Klondyke corridor remain evacuated. Fire managers are cautioning that the fire remains unpredictable and there remains a significant amount of fuel that will result in pockets of heavy smoke over the Gila Valley.

Meanwhile the Clifton Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Greenlee County is dealing with wildfires.

The Bear fire started from a lightning strike Tuesday, June 22, and is at 7,300 acres. The fire has resulted in the closure of U.S. Highway 191 between mileposts 190 (north of Morenci) and 224 (Blue Vista), and is at 0-percent containment.

The Horton Complex fire is in the Wallow fire scar and started from a lightning strike June 16. The fire is at 4,335 acres and 0-percent containment.

The Moore fire also started June 16 from a lightning strike. It has consumed 400 acres and is at 0-percent containment.

The Hobo fire, which started June 4, has burned 600 acres and is at 50-percent containment.