#JuniperFire – Tonto NF (AZ) – May 26, 2016

Updated 5/26/2016 1820 Hours PDT

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Incident Summary:

The Juniper Fire was ignited by a lightning strike on May 17th around midnight in the area of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness on the Tonto National Forest.


There are currently 304 personnel assigned to this incident including 5 Hotshot crews, 5 – Type 3 and 9-Type 6 Engines, 2- Type 3 helicopters and 3- Dozers with lot of support personnel.

Command consists of a Tonto NF Type 3 IMT Team (Central West Zone) with IC: Andy Mandel l; with Barry Johnson, IC-Trainee.

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Photo Courtesy: @inciweb

Fire Behavior:

Fire is growing/moving slowly through duff, dried grass and understory.

There currently is no containment on the fire.


The following are cooperators on this fire:  AZ EPA, AZ Game and Fish Department, AZ Department of Transportation, Gila County Emergency Management Agency, Gila County Sheriffs Office and Salt River Project.

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