Arizona’s Coconino NF #JackFire Increases in Size – June 4, 2016

Updated 1000 Hours PDT

Credit: Coconino NF

Incident Summary

The Jack fire is one of three fires burning on the Coconino National Forest in Arizona.  This fire is approximately 14 miles North of Clints Well and on the Eastside of Lake Mary Road and near Happy Jack along Forest Service Road 294 / 294c.

The fire was ignited by lightning on May 29, 2016 around 0845 Hours PDT.

Command

The fire is being managed by IC’s Josh Nuttall and Jason Eltresh, a Type 4 IMT team.

Fire Fuels

Ponderosa Pine forest, heavy dead and dead logs, pine needles, grass and forest litter understory are this fire’s choice of fuels.

Sit Rep History

June 2, 2016 (Thursday):  Firefighters were able to contain the fire to a 90% status and holding at 648 acres.  Attached to this fire at the time were two (2) Type-2 Crews (Coconino Fuels) along with six (6) Type-6 Engines and one (1) Dozer.

June 3, 2016 (Friday):  Though still at a 90% containment status, the fire grew to 1,645 acres.  Burnout operations and other fire suppression activities were completed and successful that included in protection of the WAPA power lines.  However, there was a wind shift during the week from the typical SW winds to North, pushing smoke South.

Credit: Coconino NF

June 4, 2016 (Saturday):  Winds have picked up and the acreage has increased in size to 2179 acres.  Resources from the Pivot Rock Fire (fire is almost out/releasing crews/equipment) to this fire due to the intensity.  Smoke is visible and blowing to the South.

Currently, the assigned equipment and resources that are tied to this incident are the following:

  • 90 Personnel
  • (2) Type-2 Crews (Coconino Fuels)
  • (1) Type-3 Engine
  • (5) Type-6 Engine
  • (1) Dozer

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