UPDATED 5/28/2016 1800 PDT HOURS
Three (3) Wildfires ignited by lightning strikes continue to burn on the Coconino National Forest and are now being managed by one (1) Incident Command as a benefit to its environment and restarting their ecosystems to become once-again, healthy.
Here are the three burning on the Coconino National Forest:
This fire is located (8) miles S of Flagstaff near Mile Post 331 and on the E side of I-17. It started on May 17,2016. It is currently at 213 acres due to better fire mapping. There are (1) Type 1 handcrew (Flagstaff Hotshots), (2) Type 3 and (2) Type 6 Engines and (15) other Personnel assigned to this fire.
Light rain received over the area. Fire behavior is minimal with some creeping and burning of stumps. Firing operations to occur next week beginning on Tuesday.
No current closures at this time but watch for Heavy Equipment and other fire personnel moving around in the area.
This fire is located (6) miles E of Munds Park near Mormon Mountain. The fire was ignited on May 15, 2016 and is currently at 1206 acres. There are (1) Type 1 crew (Mormon Lake Hotshots), (2) Type 2 Incident Attack Crews (Bear Jaw and the Coconino Fuels Crew 4), (2) Type 3 and (3) Type 6 Engines, (1) Dozer and (20) additional personnel attached to this wildfire.
There is a new closure for the Mormon Fire, in Coconino County, between Mormon Lake and Munds Park, it is north of the intersection of Forest Service Road 700 and FR 240. The closure will be in effect until rescinded or June 26, 2016, whichever event occurs first.
Firing operations were scheduled to begin mid-day and work on containment lines around the fire.
Pivot Rock Fire
This wildfire started on May 19, 2016 and is located (3) miles NE of junction of the Arizona State Highways 260 and 87 and (8) miles NE of Strawberry, Arizona. It is currently at 1,629 acres.
There are (1) Type 2 crew (Blue Ridge Hotshots), (2) Type 3 and (3) Type 6 Engines, (1) Dozer, (1) Water Tender and (15) personnel assigned.
Firing operations were scheduled to occur late morning to protect wildlife in the area and will not occur through the Memorial Weekend.
Fire Managers with the Coconino NF are managing all three (3) fires as one (1).
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