AZ | Mescal Fire | 1

SIT REP 1 — JUNE 5, 2021 — 2300 PT/MT

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The MESCAL FIRE is burning about 12 miles southeast of Global and approximately seven miles northeast o Dripping Springs, Arizona. Fire started on June 1, 2021, from an unknown cause.

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Credit — USFS

SIZE UP

Fire behavior is extreme with wind-driven runs, running and flanking.

7,903 acres of desert brush, oak and grass have been destroyed. There is a 5% contained.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

USFS, Mescal Fire Department, AZ DOT, AZ DEQ, San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission, Gila County Emergency Management, BLM – AZ Fire and Red Cross AZ.

FIRE STAFFING

402 total personnel. Air tankers and helicopters. Incident Commander (IC) is Mark Bernal.

OPERATIONS

Firefighters working to protect powerlines servicing those in San Carlos and Peridot. Structure protection groups are in San Carlos, Peridot, El Capitan, Drippings Springs, Soda Canyon, Skill Center and Beverly Hills, Mescal and T11 ranches, powerlines, as well as historic and cultural sites within the fire area.

EVACUATIONS ARE IN EFFECT

Coyote Flats Peridot Heights, San Carlos High School, all residents along Route 3.

EVACUATION SHELTERS

Apache Gold Casino Bingo Hall; The Gilson Wash Activity Center, resident on the eastside of Highway 77 near El Capitan, Soda Canyon near San Carlos Lake and the Lee Kornegay Elementary School in Miami, Arizona. Ready, Set, Go:  https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go

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Credit — USFS

LIVESTOCK SHELTER

Apache Gold Pavilion. Contact #928.475.2311.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mescal Fire Department Facebook Page for updates –>  https://www.facebook.com/Mescal-Fire-Information-101095532201192 

Gila County Health and Emergency Management Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem/ 

San Carlos Apache Tribe Emergency Response Commission: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Public Government-Service/San-Carlos-Apache-Tribe-Emergency-Response-Commission-2515267281822769/

San Carlos Apache Forest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCATFORESTRY

BLM-Arizona Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona

June 5th Community Fire Update Video –> https://fb.watch/5XZaO-Rljv/

CLOSED

SR 77 between Winkelman and US Highway 70. Traffic Info — Highway Closure Information:  https://az511.gov/

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