AZ | Tiger Fire | PM Update

NEW!

UPDATE 1 — JULY 2, 2021 — FRIDAY

Tiger Fire
Credit: USFS

The TIGER FIRE is burning in the Prescott National Forest (USFS) on state trust, USFS and BLM lands, which was ignited by lightning on June 30, 2021 around 1400 hours MST in the Castle Creek Wilderness, which is about 11 miles east of Crown King, Arizona.

It is also just located about 3.5 miles northwest of Black Canyon City and County Officials are encouraging residents to register their phone number for emergency alerts, as fire continues to move towards their community.

Firefighters are faced with steep rugged terrain and are under the leadership of the Central West Zone Type 3 IMT with IC Ryan Barela who assumed command on Friday, July 2nd at 0600 hours this morning.

Fire behavior is active with backing and uphill runs in extremely dry fuels of tall grass and brush due to drought conditions.

There are about 76 total personnel assigned to this incident along with two helicopters.

Total cost-to-date expenses for fire suppression and containment efforts have reached $10,000.

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Credit: USFS – Prescott NF

The fire has destroyed 5,500 acres and crews still have a containment status of zero percent.

Incident Cooperators

  • USFS
  • Daisy Mtn Fire & Medical
  • Black Canyon City
  • Yavapai County EOC
  • BLM – AZ Fire
  • Inciweb
  • SWCC
  • American Red Cross
  • Crown King Fire Department

Additional resources are on order.

Public Information

(CODE RED) Alerts from the Yavapai County Emergency Notification System

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Credit; Daisy Mtn Fire and Rescue

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog — 1945 MST/PT

AZ | Wyrick Fire | PM Update

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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Credit: NCEMP

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.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ | Wildfires Sit Rep | 8

SIT REP 8 — JUNE 13, 2021 — 2030 PT

This is the Sit Rep for Arizona Wildfires on this Sunday.

CORNIVILLE FIRE – NEW!

The CORNVILLE FIRE is burning on East Cornville Road and Ravens Roost Road. B5-1 and CH5 were dispatched via the AZ Dispatch Center at 1223 hours today.

There has been 125 acres consumed.

Resource orders were dispatched from the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center this afternoon at 1610 hours MST to the AZ Department of Fire and Fire Management Northwest District and through the Springerville Interagency Dispatch Center at 1328 hours MST)

GRAVEL FIRE – NEW!

The GRAVEL FIRE is located in the San Carlos Lake area, where fire assets were dispatched through the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center today at 1559 hours MST.

PERIDOT FIRE – NEW!

The PERIDOT FIRE is located in Gopher Spring. Resources were dispatched the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center at 1711 hours PT.

PINNACLE FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Credit: USFS – CNF

The PINNACLE FIRE started June 10, 2021. It is about 4,668 acres with a 0% containment status.

It originated on Pinnacle Ridge within the Coronado National Forest, northeast of Klondyke on the Santa Theresa Mountains in Graham County. It is also about 28 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona.

Fire behavior is active with running, spotting and flanking. Night operations are in effect and fire officials say the fire has made short wind-drive runs on the southwest and northeastern edges.

The Incident Commander Dave Gesser and his Type 2 team assumed command on Sunday at 0600 hours MST. About 97 total personnel are assigned alongside four hand crews, three helicopters, eight engines, five water tenders, two single engine air tankers (SEATs). Large air tankers will also be used as needed. More resources are on order

Evacuations are in effect. East of the fire and North of Aravaipa/Klondike Road in BE READY status (6/12/2021 0800 MST). Evacuation links https://wildlandfire.az.gov and https://em.az.gov/ready-set-go

Closures include: All roads and trails within the immediate fire zone (CNF lands).

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect. Fire Officials like to remind those who fly drones into the fire zone will be heavily prosecuted under the Federal Law including big fines and possible jail time.

Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect.

Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached about $250,000.

QUAIL FIRE – NEW!

The QUAIL FIRE is located on Hwy 188 and State units were dispatched today at 1237 hours MST to this area.

E461 and A4S were dispatched via the Arizona Dispatch Center.

Already there has been 14.4 acres burned.

SHAMROCK FIREONGOING INCIDENT

Shamrock Fire 06/10/2021 1130
Credit: CNF

The SHAMROCK FIRE was started on June 9, 2021 from an unknown cause. It is listed as a 1,656 acre-fire burning through short grass and brush. Crews have reached a 48% containment status.

It is located about 11 miles northeast of Nogales and south of Patagonia, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest (USFS).

There are 177 total personnel assigned.

Fire behavior is active with running, backing and flanking.

Cost-to-date have reached a whopping $2.2 Million Dollars for fire suppression and containment efforts.

SLATE FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Slate Fire, as seen on 6-7-21 at 1035 from helicopter.
Credit: USFS – CNF

The SLATE FIRE ignited from an unknown cause on June 7th, around 0300 hours MST which is located about 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff and originating on Slate Mountain. A Coconino County Sheriff Deputy called in this new reported wildfire.

There has been 6,587 acres of pine, juniper, grass and brush destroyed. Crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.

Approximately, 149 total personnel are assigned to this incident. The IC is Jesse Causer. Additionally, there are four hand crews, seven engines, two water tenders, two dozers, one helicopter and overhead team/support members.

TRACK FIRE – NEW!

The TRACK FIRE is located in Blackwater, where fire assets were dispatched at 1407 MST. About 0.1 acres have been burned. Dispatch center is the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center.

MESCAL FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Mescal Fire burning 16 miles southeast of Globe, AZ
Credit: Gila District Office

The MESCAL FIRE started on Monday, June 1, 2021, and is located about 12 miles southeast of Globe and seven miles northeast of Dripping Springs, Arizona.

The cause of this wildfire is unknown. It is under investigation.

Fire behavior has been downgraded to minimal with flanking, backing and smoldering.

The fire has destroyed 72,250 acres of desert brush, oak and grass. Fire crews have successfully reached a 85% containment.

There are about 336 total personnel assigned to this incident.

The Incident Cooperators include: Gila County Health and Emergency Management, San Carlos Apache Tribe, BLM – AZ Fire, National Fire Situational Awareness (NFSA) tool, AZ Ready-Set-Go, San Carlos Apache Forest Resources Program, American Red Cross and the USFS.

However, the total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have reached a whopping $10.3 Million Dollars. No structures have been reported as damaged or lost.

TELEGRAPH FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

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Credit: AZ DOF

The TELEGRAPH FIRE was detected on June 4, 2021 around 1330 hours MST/PT.

The human-caused wildfire which originated south of Superior, is now located about 1.5 miles from Top-of-the-World, Arizona.

Fire behavior has been downgraded from extreme to active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

Currently, the fire has destroyed 87,119 acres of grass and shrub. Fire crews have a 76% containment on this firestorm.

Fire Officials estimate full containment will be reached on June 20, 2021.

Structure protection is in effect for Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami and Globe. Crews are also focusing on keeping the fire south of US 60, as they also continue to provide protection for private and public assets.

There are about 965 total personnel assigned, which also includes 24 crews, 54 engines and nine helicopters. The Incident Commander, also known as the IC is Bales, with the SW Area Type 1 IMT. They assumed command on Sunday early morning.

Fire officials also reporting people entering the fire area which impedes fire suppression efforts and is highly dangerous with hazards such as ash pits, downed lines and heavy equipment working.

Evacuation Alerts – in Effect – Evacuation updates can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Gila-County-Sheriffs-Office-641987809193824/ and http://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO/photos/a.1548789954581686/4043006422435571/ , as well as https://www.facebook.com/gilcohealthem/

Set to Ready: Miami Block, Claypool Block, Central Heights North and South, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta Block.

Go to Set: Six Ice

Incident Cooperators are agencies that work with the ICP in providing crucial information about assets, resources and ways they can partner with Command. They also provide vital information to their impacted communities/public and customers.

There are many faces that fill each position which represent the following agency, organization and/or business. They use their expertise, skills and training to the best of their abilities and deserve recognition for their role.

  • Animal Services — Gila County Animal Control,
  • Emergency Management – Gila County OEM, Pinal County EOM.
  • Fire — US Fire Administration, AZ DOF, Coconino NF, Globe FD, Superior FD, Superstition Fire and Medical District.
  • Government — City of Globe, Gila County, GC Board of Supervisors, Town of Miami.
  • Human Services — American Red Cross.
  • Law Enforcement — AZ Dept. of Public Safety, Gila County SO, Miami PD, Pinal County SO,
  • Mining — BHP Mining, Capstone Mining Corp., Carlota Copper Company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper, Resolution Copper Mine,
  • Transportation — AZ DOT.
  • Utilities — AZ Public Service Electric, CenturyLink Communications, Salt River Project Power and Water.

Shelter information is listed below for pets, their people, and livestock.

Humans – Red Cross shelters open.

  • High Desert High School (Globe).
  • Skyline High School (Mesa).

Livestock Shelters

  • Birch Stockyard, 2822 n Highway 188 (Globe) – Large animals.
  • Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds – Large animals.

Evacuation Updates

There have been 13 structures destroyed. Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have soared to $13Million Dollars.

TITO PASS FIRE – NEW!

The TITO PASS FIRE is located in Organ Pipe National Park, where firefighters were dispatched at 1412 hours MST this afternoon via the Tucson Interagency Dispatch Center.

About 55 acres of grass and shrub have been burned.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ | Wildfires Sit Rep | 7

SIT REP 7 — JUNE 12, 2021 — 2345 PT/MST

More wildfires have popped up in the State of Arizona and we will combining all of the wildfires in a single post. Here is the Sit Rep for Saturday, June 12, 2021.

PINNACLE FIRE – NEW!

Credit: USFS – CNF

The PINNACLE FIRE started June 10, 2021. It is about 4,668 acres with a 0% containment status.

It originated on Pinnacle Ridge within the Coronado National Forest, northeast of Klondyke on the Santa Theresa Mountains in Graham County. It is also about 28 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona.

Fire behavior is active with running, spotting and flanking. Night operations are in effect and fire officials say the fire has made short wind-drive runs on the southwest and northeastern edges.

The Incident Commander Dave Gesser and his Type 2 team assumed command on Sunday at 0600 hours MST. About 97 total personnel are assigned alongside four hand crews, three helicopters, eight engines, five water tenders, two single engine air tankers (SEATs). Large air tankers will also be used as needed. More resources are on order

Evacuations are in effect. East of the fire and North of Aravaipa/Klondike Road in BE READY status (6/12/2021 0800 MST). Evacuation links https://wildlandfire.az.gov and https://em.az.gov/ready-set-go

Closures include: All roads and trails within the immediate fire zone (CNF lands).

A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in effect. Fire Officials like to remind those who fly drones into the fire zone will be heavily prosecuted under the Federal Law including big fines and possible jail time.

Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect.

Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached about $250,000.

SHAMROCK FIRENEW!

Shamrock Fire 06/10/2021 1130
Credit: CNF

The SHAMROCK FIRE was started on June 9, 2021 from an unknown cause. It is listed as a 1,656 acre-fire burning through short grass and brush. Crews have reached a 48% containment status.

It is located about 11 miles northeast of Nogales and south of Patagonia, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest (USFS).

There are 177 total personnel assigned.

Fire behavior is active with running, backing and flanking.

Cost-to-date have reached a whopping $2.2 Million Dollars for fire suppression and containment efforts.

SLATE FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Slate Fire, as seen on 6-7-21 at 1035 from helicopter.
Credit: USFS – CNF

The SLATE FIRE ignited from an unknown cause on June 7th, around 0300 hours MST which is located about 23 miles northwest of Flagstaff and originating on Slate Mountain. A Coconino County Sheriff Deputy called in this new reported wildfire.

There has been 6,587 acres of pine, juniper, grass and brush destroyed. Crews have successfully reached a 20% containment status.

Approximately, 149 total personnel are assigned to this incident. The IC is Jesse Causer. Additionally, there are four hand crews, seven engines, two water tenders, two dozers, one helicopter and overhead team/support members.

MESCAL FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

Mescal Fire burning 16 miles southeast of Globe, AZ
Credit: Gila District Office

The MESCAL FIRE started on Monday, June 1, 2021, and is located about 12 miles southeast of Globe and seven miles northeast of Dripping Springs, Arizona.

The cause of this wildfire is unknown. It is under investigation.

Fire behavior has been downgraded to minimal with flanking, backing and smoldering.

The fire has destroyed 72,250 acres of desert brush, oak and grass. Fire crews have successfully reached a 85% containment.

There are about 336 total personnel assigned to this incident.

The Incident Cooperators include: Gila County Health and Emergency Management, San Carlos Apache Tribe, BLM – AZ Fire, National Fire Situational Awareness (NFSA) tool, AZ Ready-Set-Go, San Carlos Apache Forest Resources Program, American Red Cross and the USFS.

However, the total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have reached a whopping $10.3 Million Dollars. No structures have been reported as damaged or lost.

TELEGRAPH FIRE – ONGOING INCIDENT

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Credit: AZ DOF

The TELEGRAPH FIRE was detected on June 4, 2021 around 1330 hours MST/PT.

The human-caused wildfire which originated south of Superior, is now located about 1.5 miles from Top-of-the-World, Arizona.

Fire behavior has been downgraded from extreme to active with uphill runs, flanking and backing.

Currently, the fire has destroyed 87,119 acres of grass and shrub. Fire crews have a 76% containment on this firestorm.

Fire Officials estimate full containment will be reached on June 20, 2021.

Structure protection is in effect for Top-of-the-World, Superior, Claypool, Miami and Globe. Crews are also focusing on keeping the fire south of US 60, as they also continue to provide protection for private and public assets.

There are about 965 total personnel assigned, which also includes 24 crews, 54 engines and nine helicopters. The Incident Commander, also known as the IC is Bales, with the SW Area Type 1 IMT. They assumed command on Sunday early morning.

Fire officials also reporting people entering the fire area which impedes fire suppression efforts and is highly dangerous with hazards such as ash pits, downed lines and heavy equipment working.

Evacuation Alerts – in Effect – Evacuation updates can be found at http://www.facebook.com/Gila-County-Sheriffs-Office-641987809193824/ and http://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO/photos/a.1548789954581686/4043006422435571/ , as well as https://www.facebook.com/gilcohealthem/

Set to Ready: Miami Block, Claypool Block, Central Heights North and South, Globe, Pinto/Carlotta Block.

Go to Set: Six Ice

Incident Cooperators are agencies that work with the ICP in providing crucial information about assets, resources and ways they can partner with Command. They also provide vital information to their impacted communities/public and customers.

There are many faces that fill each position which represent the following agency, organization and/or business. They use their expertise, skills and training to the best of their abilities and deserve recognition for their role.

  • Animal Services — Gila County Animal Control,
  • Emergency Management – Gila County OEM, Pinal County EOM.
  • Fire — US Fire Administration, AZ DOF, Coconino NF, Globe FD, Superior FD, Superstition Fire and Medical District.
  • Government — City of Globe, Gila County, GC Board of Supervisors, Town of Miami.
  • Human Services — American Red Cross.
  • Law Enforcement — AZ Dept. of Public Safety, Gila County SO, Miami PD, Pinal County SO,
  • Mining — BHP Mining, Capstone Mining Corp., Carlota Copper Company, Freeport-McMoRan Copper, Resolution Copper Mine,
  • Transportation — AZ DOT.
  • Utilities — AZ Public Service Electric, CenturyLink Communications, Salt River Project Power and Water.
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Credit: AZ DOF

Shelter information is listed below for pets, their people, and livestock.

Humans – Red Cross shelters open.

  • High Desert High School (Globe).
  • Skyline High School (Mesa).

Livestock Shelters

  • Birch Stockyard, 2822 n Highway 188 (Globe) – Large animals.
  • Apache Junction Rodeo Grounds – Large animals.

Evacuation Updates

There have been 13 structures destroyed. Cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment costs have soared to $13Million Dollars.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog

AZ Wildfire | Dewey Fire

ARIZONA DISPATCH CENTER

The first wildfire burning today is the DEWEY FIRE that was sparked on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Personnel and equipment were dispatched via the AZ Dispatch Center this afternoon around 1341 MST, to the city of Dewey.

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Credit: AZ Fire

At 1526 MST, forward progression had been stopped. Luckily and thankfully, firefighters saved all structures in the area.

Fire personnel will be on-scene for a little longer due to mop-up operations in effect.

Incident Cooperators included Central AZ Fire & Medical Authority.

(c) 2021 NW Fire Blog | May 27, 2021 1725 PT

AZ Wildfire | Margo Fire | Sit Rep

SIT REP I – THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2021

A wildfire designated as the MARGO FIRE is burning along the river bottom through dense tamarisk fire fuels in Dudleyville in Pinal County, Arizona. the fire was detected today at 0900 hours MT.

There has been about 100 acres of salt cedar, grass and brush that has been destroyed.

About 75 fire personnel and support staff are assigned and on the fire line currently. The IC is Bob Arthur, DFFM.

Air Attack Photo of Margo Fire in Dudleyville
Credit: AZ DOF / State Fire Management Office

Assets include: airtankers (VLAT, LAT) and Air Attack for aerial fire suppression that will assist ground operations on the fire line.

Evacuation orders (GO Now) have been issued to residents in Dudleyville by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Emergency shelter has been established. It is located at the Ray High School.

Challenges include: high sustained winds with significant gusts.

Traffic Closures: The AZ DOT has closed NB SR 77 at mile post 128.

(c) NW Fire Blog – Updated 1830 PT/MT

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 3

UPDATE 3

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

smoke rises from across a lake

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.  This was per Inciweb, which appears to be somewhat behind in reporting on this incident. (Updated 2038 2/26/2020)     

UPDATE:  Per Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center showing increased to “52” acres.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2030 hours PST

Hidden Shores Fire | Arizona | Update 2

UPDATE 2

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores, about 11 miles northeast of Yuma, Arizona and dispatched through the Prescott Interagency Dispatch Center.  The original dispatched time was around 1233 hours MST on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

smoke rises from across a lake

Photo Courtesy | Inciweb

At the time of the fire, CAD updates reported the fire was at five (5) acres as of Tuesday.   Today, fire Officials have released  the fire has increased to 10 acres  and that forward progress of the fire has been stopped.

Fire fuels include:  brush, salt cedar, riparian vegetation and marsh grass.

There is a 60% containment.

Currently, all Agencies are in an Unified Command system.  There are 22 personnel assigned to this incident.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/26/2020 – 2020 hours PST

Wildfire Activity | Arizona | February 25, 2020

PRESCOTT INTERAGENCY DISPATCH

Hidden Shores Fire | Hidden Shores, Arizona

Fire assets were dispatched to Hidden Shores for a wildfire around 1233 hours MST.  There has been 5 acres scorched.  No further info is known.

SHOW LOW INTERAGENCY DISPATCH CENTER

Triple 8 Fire | 8822 Rd of the 58 Rd

A wildfire broke out, prompting this Dispatch Center to send out fire resources to the area around 1330 MST.  There was 0.1 acre of pine / grass scorched.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 2/25/2020 – 2005 PST