The Superstition Fire & Medical District extinguished a wildland fire near Hwy. 88 and Goldfield Ghost Town on Friday, May 31st.
The blaze was the result of an unsafe campfire started just after 10 a.m.
Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to the surrounding desert area and nearby homes.
As a reminder to citizens, open burning is restricted in Pinal County between May 1st and October 1st each year, due to extreme fire danger. An exception can be made for outdoor cooking fires, but only if charcoal or propane grills are used with tight fitting lids. Most wildfires are human caused and the Fire District encourages everyone to be particularly safe this season. For more information, see https://ajnews.com/fire-district-warns-of-increased-wildfire-concern-this-summer/