Fire Storm 2016 | Arizona Wildfires | June 9, 2016

Updated  Hours 2200 PDT

ARIZONA STATE FORESTRY

38E Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#38EFire – 8 miles NE of Wellton

Incident Summary

The wildfire started 6/7/2016 @ 1414 Hours.  The cause is unknown at this time and is still under investigation.

Fire Status

The fire has scorched 923 acres  of salt cedar in the river bottom.  Fire crews have successfully stopped forward moved and reached a 50% containment status.

38E Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Evacuations

5 homes were evacuated as precautions.

Personnel

There are 75 fire and support including Command personnel to this incident.

Resources

The types and actual resources are the following:  2 type 2 crews, 1 engine, 1 air attack, 1 single engine air tanker, and 1 type 3 helicopter assigned.

Incident Cooperators

Agencies working together are the BLM, Tacna FD, Welton FD.

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Jack Fire. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

#JackFire – About 14 m N of Clints Well on the E side of Lk Mary Road, along FS Roads 294 and 294C.

Incident Summary

The date this wildfire started is 5/29/2016. The time is unknown at the time of this posting.  The fire is still active.

Cause

The cause has been deemed to be Lightning caused.  Is being allowed to burn naturally.

Acreage

There is no change to yesterday’s 10,821 acres consumed.

Jack Fire consuming dead grass, pine needles, and old logs, returning nutrients to the soil. June 6, 2016 (Nuttall/USFS)

Jack Fire consuming fire fuels. (Credit: Nuttall, USFS)

Personnel

There are  currently 148 fire personnel assigned to this incident.

Resources

4 Type 1 Crews, 7-engines, 1-Dozer, and various specialists.

Road Closures

Highway:  Coconino Highway 3

  • Forest Service Roads:  FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82, FR 211.  (The closure applies only to National Forest System lands within the closure area.)
  • Open Forest Service Roads:  FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82, FR 211 are open for public travel, although public travel is discouraged given the presence of fire traffic
Jack Wildfire burns around Bergeman tank at night. (2016 Adams/USFS)

Jack Fire burns around the Bergeman tank. (Credit: Adams, USFS)

Burnout operations near Parker Creek. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

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Tenderfoot Fire. (Credit: BLM – Phoenix District)

PHOENIX DISTRICT

#Tenderfoot – in Yarnell, Arizona. (East side is the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire Location)

Incident Summary

The wildfire started on  6/8/2016 @ 1515 hours.  The cause is unknown and under investigation.  Fire fuels include chaparral and grass.  There are currently 1237 acres charred due to more accurate fire mapping.

Current Fire Status

Firefighters were able to successfully utilize existing fuel breaks in combination with aviation resources, fire engines and crews creating handline and black line/burn outs to make some significant progress protecting homes.

Command & Personnel

Command is IC, Rob Roy Williams.   Type 2 Incident Management Team has been ordered.  There are 240 fire and support support attached to this incident.

Resources 

(1) Air Attack, (2) Helicopters, (4) Type-1 Hot Shot crews, (2) Type-2 Hand crews, and (20) Engines.

Infrared Mapping. (Credit: NOAA)

Evacuations

Approximately 250-300 residences have been evacuated.

Mandatory evacuations by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office being conducted.  Previous Level 2 (prepare and expect to evacuate).

This is the Peeples Valley community and the East side of Hwy 89.  The IC expanded to the West side of the Highway as a Precautionary.

Media reports  indicate 200 evacuees in Prescott’s American Red Cross’ shelter.

This is the 2nd time residents have had to evacuate since 2013 Yarnell evacuations. This is not by all new to them but still unnerving, says Social Media activity.

Shelter

The Red Cross shelter is at the Yavapai College.

Infrastructure

Power is restored to almost all residences except 25 homes, says local utility company.

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TONTO NATIONAL FOREST

#JuniperFire – 10 mi S of Young, Arizona. Pleasant Valley Ranger District.

Incident Summary

The Juniper Fire started on  5/17/2016 @ midnight by lightning passing over the area and igniting ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and oak shrub.  Currently the fire is at a 20% containment status but not before burning 29,592 acres.

Command Staff and Personnel

There are 558 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with the following resources:  11 Crews, 7 Helicopters, 23 Engines, 3 Dozers, 8 Water Tenders and 1 Masticator.

Helicopter aids in burnout operations

Juniper Fire. Helicopter aids in burnout operations. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

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