UPDATE 2 | JUNE 23, 2020
INCIDENT SUMMARY. The BUSH FIRE is located in the Tonto National Forest and is currently burning 38 miles northeast of Mesa and east of Phoenix, Arizona. Point-of-Origin was determined to be 22 miles northeast of Mesa. The fire started on Saturday, June 13, 2020.
CAUSE. Human. Under investigation by fire and law enforcement agencies.
FIRE FACT. There were (6) new wildfires that were sparked in the last 24 hours. (9) of them are considered uncontained fires. – NIFC
CURRENT STATUS. Moderate fire behavior with uphill runs, backing and creeping.
Structures threatened. Evacuations and trail closures are in effect. 186,967 acres burned. 73% contained.
RESOURCES. 587 personnel assigned along with (3) Type-1 crews, (6) Type 2 crews, (30) engines, (3) dozers, (4) water tenders and (8) helicopters.
FIRE FACT. Nearly 500 square miles of land has burned in Arizona between the #BushFire, #MangumFire and #BighornFire, the 3 largest fires in the state. – Accuweather
Photo Credit | Accuweather
INCIDENT COOPERATORS. USFS (Lead Agency) with Tonto National Forest, SW Area IMT Team 1, AZ State Forestry, CEDR Digital Corps, AZ DOT, Sedona Fire District, AZ DOT, Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical, Accuweather, Red Cross, Smith River IHC and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.
EVACUATION SHELTER. Lee Kornegay Intermediate School at 4635 Railroad Ave, Miami, AZ 85539, or call 1800-842-7349. (Red Cross Shelter)
DAMAGES. $7.4 Million Dollars in cost-to-date fire suppression and containment expenses.
FIRE IMAGES. Photos Courtesy| Inciweb
Flying over the fire line.
Fire on June 21, 2020.
Fire on June 20, 2020.
Fire on June 18, 2020.
Putting some wet stuff on the red stuff.
HASHTAGS. #BushFire #AZwildfires #FireSeason2020
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