1600 PT/MST — SUNDAY — JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The WYRICK FIRE is a new wildfire for the State which started on Saturday, June 19th around 1400 MST. This lightning caused fire is located seven miles northwest of Heber (Black Mesa Ranger District) on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona.

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FIRE FUELS — Timber litter and short grass.

SIZE UP — 116 acres of pinyon-juniper and grass. 0% contained.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Active with long range spotting, wind-driven runs and group torching.

THREATENED — Energy infrastructure. There are 500 kv lines west and northwest of the fire.

“Citizens are asked to stay out of the are in order to allow firefighters to work safety and effectively. DO NOT fly drones in the area, if you fly we cannot!!! Citizens in the Heber-Overgaard area should be vigilant for messaging through Ready Navajo County alert system. Messages that read ‘SET’ are meant for anyone that receives it to get their families and go kits prepared in case an ‘GO!’ (evacuation) message happens.

Please do NOT call 911 for updates, they will be posted here and on www.311info.net.

— Navajo County Emergency Management and Preparedness

CLOSURES — At Junction of 504/99 to the Salvation Arm on 504.

COMMAND — USFS (Lead Agency), Heber-Overgaard Fire District, Navajo County EM.

RESOURCES — 91 personnel, plus IC D16 Thompson, ASF IA Task Force – Leader Smith and trainee Daughdrty, Pinetop Fuels Crew, Texas 8460, Washington 1-2, Virginia 1-1, Mayer Dozer, Vista Grande Hotshots (CA), Silver City Hotshots Black, Mesa E32, 1Black Mesa Dozer, 1-2 Giesler Dozer (Springerville), LEO 210.

Heber-Overgaard Fire District units (Brush 71, Tender 72, and Fire 71) have been released.

COST-TO-DATE — $25,000.

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