Take the 260 to Overgaard past Tall Timbers park. Turn left onto Mogollon Drive (by the Overgaard Market). Turn left onto Country Club Drive and it’s on the right. 2188 West Country Club Drive, Overgaard, AZ 85933 (GPS shows it slightly off last time I checked).
While the Wallow and Willow fires were racing across Arizona, we had another small fire just 8 miles north of Heber named the Wash fire. At least this fire was in an area without trees so they were able to contain it with a few days. We thought the smoke was from the Wallow fire getting closer and wanted to drive out of Heber a bit to take pictures of the smoke. All of a sudden we were right next to the fire, watching the fire fighters work. I guess we arrived within an hour of it starting from a flat tire that sparked, it was already huge. All I can say is at least this fire was an accident!
This is what the fire looked like from the 260 as we entered Heber.
This is the junction of the 277 and 377. You could hear it popping and cracking. It was such a strange feeling.
We stayed long enough to see some helicopters drop water. They looked so tiny in the midst of all the smoke.
When we got back to the cabin the power went out. They had to turn off all the power in Heber/Overgaard as the fire was close to the power lines. We felt thankful that we had a generator to keep the freezer going, if only we had though to get some gasoline to run it!