The Rolls Fire is lightning-caused & started yesterday. Tonto Officials report, “The Rolls Fire is burning in the Rolls OHV area northeast of the Butcher Jones Recreation area on the Mesa Ranger District, Lower Salt Recreation Area. The fire is approximately 500-1000 acres and is lightning-caused. Mesa fire crews are on scene at this time and are planning a firing operation that will remove available fuels along Bush Hwy and Hwy 87, assisting with containment efforts.
During the firing operations this morning, Bush Hwy will be closed at Saguaro Lake (the lake will remain open) and Hwy 87 will be restricted to 1 lane from the Bush Hwy exit north to Four Peaks Rd. Please drive safely through the area as firefighters will be working along the highway.”