Here is the Fire Activity log for the State of Arizona, which seems to be seeing a lot of wildfires this year and very dry conditions.
Boulin Fire | E of Spring Valley near The Beale Wagon Trail | 2,423 acres
The Boulin Fire was sparked by lightning on August 5, 2019. The fire is also located near Forest Service Roads 141, 713 and 730 and about 24 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Fire behavior is moderate with increased acreage of 400 on a daily basis. It has now carried through over half of the planning area is moving towards the southwest containment line. Road maintenance continues.
Fire is being managed by Nick Behrends (ICT4) and his trainee, Tyler Richwine (ICT4T). Resources include: One Type 2 hand crew, one Fuels crew, two Type-6 engines, two Type 3 Engines, one patrol unit, one Dozer and eight miscellaneous overhead team members. Total personnel assigned to this incident is 50 strong.
Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $70,000.
Castle Fire | near Jacob Lake | 19,368 acres
The Castle Fire was ignited by lightning on July 12th around 1430 hours. It is located in the vicinity of Oquer Canyon and about six miles west of State Hwy 67, as well as, 11 miles south of of Jacob Lake on the Kaibab National Forest.
There has been about 19,368 acres of timber (litter and understory) burned. Fire Management Officials are expecting this fire to be fully contained on October 15, 2019. The fire did become more active on Saturday due to hot, dry weather partnering with winy conditions. There is no precip in the current forecast.
There are 32 total fire personnel attached to this incident. Fire management is being handled by Brandon Allen.
A TFR (temporary flight restriction) is in effect for all non-fire aircraft, including drones.
Ikes Fire | Grand Canyon NP | 4,297 acres | 55% contained
The Ikes Fire is located in the Grand Canyon National Park and about 60 miles southwest of Paige.
Sheridan Fire | Wood Trap near Cedar Mesa | 3,700 acres
The Sheridan Fire was ignited by lightning on August 5th. Fire fuels include short grass, brush and chaparral. Fire behavior is active, running, flanking and backing. Short runs in grass and brush are also occurring.
This fire is being allowed to run on its own for resources benefits.
There are 64 total personnel assigned. IC is Rob Roy Williams with the AZ Central West Zone, Type 3 IMT. His trainee is John Johanson.
Wolf Creek Fire | Wolf Creek Road, #7 | NEW
The Wolf Creek Fire was caused by an abandoned campfire on Wolf Creek Road in space number seven. This is listed as an open incident. There is an unknown number of area scorched or other resources. This is located on the Prescott National Forest.
(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/18/2019 @ 1525 hours.