1550 PT/MST | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The HORTON COMPLEX FIRE is located about five miles north of Hannagan Meadow, Arizona on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. It is made up of several different fires in the northern, southern, eastern and western areas.

An aerial photo of smoke from the Horton Fire.
Credit — USFS

CURRENT STATUS — Fires are burning within the 2011 Wallow Fire burn scar. Excessive heat and extreme fire behavior is being forecasted. Some of these areas have not been burned in many years and fire fuels are extremely dry for this time of year.

Northern areas — fires are actively backing, flanking and rolling out into Bear, Horton, Willow, Thomas and Hannagan drainages.

Eastern areas — fire has reached Hwy 191 and most likely to impact areas to Castle Creek, Burke Point, Foote Creek areas.

Southern areas — Peak burning conditions are expected to go in a downslope into the night.

Western areas — Fire is backing and rolling out with outflow winds that could spread over into the western portions of the fires.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

SIZE UP — 1,490 acres. 0% containment.

RESOURCES — 112 total personnel with two crews, eight engines and two helicopters.

COMMAND — IC Ben Plumb.

COST-TO-DATE — $309,000.