COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA
A wildfire broke out on the Coconino National Forest, located about 9 miles NW of Clints Well, Arizona. The cause was due to lightning that hit the area and then lingered. It was discovered was called in by Baker Butte Lookout on Friday, May 19, 2017.
Resources / Equipment
A Type 3 IMT unit commanded by both Jeff Thumm (IC), Jason McElfresh (Deputy IC) are assigned to this incident, along with 100 fire personnel and miscellaneous overhead fire support.
Current Fire Operations
The fire has destroyed up to 6,800 acres of dead and down wood and pine needles that are considered to be heavy fire forest fuels. Burnout operations will be conducted as needed. Continued monitoring and patrolling the areas by fire crews will be made on Sunday.
Fire suppression costs-to-date are $175,000.00. (as of May 26, 2017)
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