Skinner Fire near Tusayan grows to 280 acres - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Skinner Fire near Tusayan grows to 280 acres

The lightning-sparked Skinner Fire near Tusayan as it appeared on Saturday. (Source: U.S. Forest Service) The lightning-sparked Skinner Fire near Tusayan as it appeared on Saturday. (Source: U.S. Forest Service)
TUSAYAN, AZ (CBS5) -

The lightning-sparked Skinner Fire burning five miles southwest of Tusayan has grown to 280 acres, the U.S. Forest Service said on Sunday.

The fire began July 26 and has been pushing west and growing 20 to 25 acres per day.

Fire managers are performing managed ignitions along select road portions to support firefighter safety.

Crews have also worked to protect a fence and trick tank located within the fire planning area.

A smoke column may still be visible along Highway 64 near Tusayan.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Police investigating possible threat at Petal High School

    Police investigating possible threat at Petal High School

    Sunday, February 18 2018 9:24 PM EST2018-02-19 02:24:22 GMT
    Petal High School; Photo Source: Jessica Bowman (WDAM Reporter)Petal High School; Photo Source: Jessica Bowman (WDAM Reporter)

    Petal police are actively investigating an alleged threat made towards Petal High School.   

    More >>

    Petal police are actively investigating an alleged threat made towards Petal High School.   

    More >>
  • Pine Belt barber creates mobile barber shop

    Pine Belt barber creates mobile barber shop

    Sunday, February 18 2018 9:20 PM EST2018-02-19 02:20:48 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    Licensed barber Steve McGill has been cutting hair for 27 years, opening his own shop in Columbia, MS in 1996 but he decided to close the shop because the bills were getting a little out of hand. “The bills kept going up,” McGill says. “So, I went back to the drawing board and I said "You know what? I'm going to build me a mobile unit.” 

    More >>

    Licensed barber Steve McGill has been cutting hair for 27 years, opening his own shop in Columbia, MS in 1996 but he decided to close the shop because the bills were getting a little out of hand. “The bills kept going up,” McGill says. “So, I went back to the drawing board and I said "You know what? I'm going to build me a mobile unit.” 

    More >>
  • Southern Miss completes sweep with 5-2 win over Miss State

    Southern Miss completes sweep with 5-2 win over Miss State

    Sunday, February 18 2018 7:38 PM EST2018-02-19 00:38:58 GMT
    USM defeats MSU 5-2 to complete the sweep; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)USM defeats MSU 5-2 to complete the sweep; Photo Source: Taylor Curet (WDAM Sports Reporter)

     Six University of Southern Mississippi pitchers limited Mississippi State University to three singles Sunday as the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles swept the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs with a 5-2 victory Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.

    More >>

     Six University of Southern Mississippi pitchers limited Mississippi State University to three singles Sunday as the 21st-ranked Golden Eagles swept the 23rd-ranked Bulldogs with a 5-2 victory Sunday at Pete Taylor Park.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly