NewsCentral & Southern Arizona News


Officials say 2,900-acre Boggy Creek Fire was caused by lightning

boggy creek fire inciweb.jpeg
Posted at 12:13 PM, May 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-29 19:45:20-04

ALPINE, AZ — Officials say the 2,900-acre Boggy Creek Fire currently burning near Alpine, Arizona was caused by lightning.

The U.S. Forest Service said the fire, which ignited on May 23, has grown to 2,945 acres and is located 15 miles southwest of Alpine.

Officials said the fire is located within the Wallow Fire scar and is considered a full suppression fire.

RELATED: Wallow Fire 10 years later: How area is recovering after Arizona's largest wildfire

Boggy Creek Fire 2.jpeg
Boggy Creek Fire

As of Saturday morning, the fire is 65% contained as fire crews continue to battle the blaze.

Officials said there are currently no closures or evacuations in place due to the fire.