ARIZONA WILDFIRES | JUNE 23 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

 

#3 RAIN FIRE – NEW!

This wildfire is on the Kaibab National Forest and about 5 miles SW of Tusayan.  Fire fuels include timber with active fire behavior.

There are 80 personnel along with 3 crews, 3 engine and 1 helicopter assigned.  $40,000 is the total for suppression costs-to-date.*

303 FIRE

The 303 Fire is located 4 miles North of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area and South of the Carefree Highway, near the Intersection of I17 and Loop 303.  Fire fuels include hot and dry brush. This fire was ignited June 22nd @ 1400 hours.

1,150 acres. 0% contained.  There are 107 personnel. 3 crews. 5 engines. 2 helicopters.*

ANTELOPE VALLEY FIRE – NEW!

Per Arizona’s Dispatch Center, this wildfire was reported on Highway 89 A at mile marker 526.  Resources were dispatched at 1726 hours.  Limited fire details.*

BONI FIRE – NEW!

The Boni Fire was reported burning at the Gilson Wash today, dispatching resources at 1202 hours.  1 acre was destroyed.*

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont.

Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching.  Structures are still being threatened.

There are 13,464 acres burned with an 80% containment status.  332 personnel along with 5 crews, 13 engines and 4 helicopters are assigned to this incident.

Suppression costs today to date are $6.6 Million.*

BULL PEN FIRE – NEW!

The Bull Pen fire had fire resources dispatched at the crack of dawn.  Well, okay…kinda sorta.  This wildfire prompted Dispatch to send Coconino NF and RRRD fire crews out at 0005 hours to the Bull Pen Pit, where RRRD contained the fire to 16.5 acres.*

ENCINO FIRE

The Encino Fire is located 2 miles S of Sonoita, in the SE District and under management of the AZ Dept. of Forestry area.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.  Extreme fire behavior with running and spotting.  Structures are currently being threatened.   There are 1,289 acres with a 75% containment status alongside 137 personnel, 2 crews, 21 engines, 0 helicopters.

5 structures lost.*

FLAT FIRE – NEW!

Per Arizona’s CAD system, the fire is located NW of Hondah Casino where 0.06 acres of grass has been burned. Fire resources were dispatached at 1123 hours.*

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.

Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and creeping. Structures being threatened.

Earlier Friday morning, there had been 17,833 acres scorched with a 10% containment but by this evening, more acreage had been burned bringing the total to 21,335.  There are 842 personnel assigned along with 21 crews, 33 engines and 7 helicopters.

Total fire suppression and containment costs have reached a total of $6.7 Million.*

June 19 Water drops over the fire, view from La Cienega area.

Highline Photo (Courtesy: Inciweb)

HIGHLINE FIRE

This wildfire is located on the Tonto NF, about  8 miles North of Payson.  Fire behavior is minimal with creeping and smoldering.    Friday’s evening update is showing a total of 7,198 acres destroyed with a 92% containment status. 421 personnel are still assigned along with 5 crews, 15 engines and 3 helicopters.

Total suppression costs are $14.4 Million.* Note: This is the last update for this wildfire.*

Fire Wrapped Cabin

Fire wrapped cabin. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

LAVA FIRE – NEW!

The Lava Fire resources were dispatched on Friday around 1320 hours to a wildfire burning on US 93 and mile marker 148.  10.75 acres were destroyed.  Limited fire information.*

LEE FIRE – NEW!

The Lee Fire is located in McNary, where 0.1 acres of pine litter have been destroyed. Fire crews responded at 0923 hours.*

MAGGIE FIRE – Phoenix District Office.  BLM.  6 miles North of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  There are 1,400 acres scorched with a 90% containment status.  11 personnel are on-scene with 3 engines.

Total cost-to-date is $660,000.*

ORO RANCH FIRE – NEW!

The Oro Ranch Fire began earlier Friday morning around 0651.  It was located at the Oro Ranch and Baca Float.  Limited fire information.*

RAIN FIRE – 5 miles SW of Tusayan

The Rain Fire is  located SW of the Grand Canyon airport on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.  The started  on June 21, 2017 around noon from an unknown human cause that is currently under investigation.

This photo was taken from the Red Butte Lookout, and it shows the Rain Fire on June 21.

Photo taken from the Red Butte Lookout. (Courtesy: Inciweb)

Fire fuels include pinyon-juniper woodlands. 154 acres. 80% contained.  Fire conditions are hot, dry and windy.  Firefighters are in mop up operations.

80 personnel.  3 crews.  3 engines.  1 helicopter.   A small amount of smoke is visible from the Red Butte Lookout.*

RIDGETOP FIRE – NEW!

The Ridgetop Fire was reported as burning on Highway 260 and mile marker 285.  Per their CAD system, fire resources were dispatched at 1417 hours. 0.2 acres of grass were consumed. Limited fire information.*

TRAIL #3 FIRE – NEW!

Per Arizona’s CAD system, fire resources were dispatched around 1051 hours to 301 – 9018 N for a wildland fire.  FRD has lined this fire.*

Photo of active fire burning after a drip torch operation to prevent spread of fire; photo provided by Hawk Thul

Maggie Fire (Credit: Hawk Thul via Inciweb)

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ARIZONA WILDFIRES | JUNE 22 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

Fire Facts:  The majority of wildfires are burning in both Arizona and New Mexico.  As of today’s date, there have been 27,943 wildfires in the United States with 2,577,417 acres destroyed versus 2016’s 23,862 fires and 1,969,965 acres.

And, things are beginning to dry out even more.  Furthermore, lightning strikes are igniting many of the wildfires while some are human-caused.

303 FIRE (NEW!) – 4 miles North of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.

This wildfire is South of the Carefree Highway and North of the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve near the Intersection of I17 & Loop 303.  Fire fuels include hot and dry brush. This fire was ignited today @ 1400 hours.

1,150 acres. 0% contained.

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont.

Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching.  10,344 acres. 42% contained.  Structures threatened.

ENCINO FIRE – 2 miles S of Sonoita

The Encino Fire is located in SE District in the AZ Dept. of Forestry area.  Fire fuels include tall grass and brush.  Extreme fire behavior with running and spotting.  Structures are currently being threatened.   1,289 acres. 60% contained.   5 structures have been lost.   293 personnel.  6 crews. 39 engines. 3 helicopters.

$13.2 Million CTD.

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.

Moderate fire behavior with single-tree torching, backing and creeping. Structures being threatened.   17,833 acres. 10% contained. 831 personnel. 21 crews.  36 engines. 7 helicopters.

$5.8 Million CTD.

June 19 Water drops over the fire, view from La Cienega area.

Highline Photo (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FREEZE 2 FIRE – San Carlos Agency. BIA. 2,832 acres. 70% contained. 110 personnel. 2 crews. 3 engines. $4.4 Million CTD.**

HIGHLINE FIRE – Tonto NF.  8 miles North of Payson.

Minimum fire behavior with creeping and smoldering.   6,840 acres. 92% contained. 608 personnel. 8 crews. 35 engines. 5 helos.

$13.2 Million CTD.

MAGGIE FIRE – Phoenix District Office.  BLM.  6 miles North of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Minimal fire behavior with 90% containment.  11 personnel.  3 engines.

$660,000 CTD.

R-14 FIRE – Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  3 miles South of Cedar Creek. Timber.  Human-caused and is under investigation.  Minimal fire behavior with smoldering.

750 acres. 80% containment. 120 personnel. 5 crews. 1 engine.

$400,000 CTD.

RAIN FIRE (NEW!) – 5 miles SW of Tusayan

The Rain Fire is a newly reported fire that is located SW of the Grand Canyon airport on the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest.  The started today from an unknown cause.  Fire fuels include pinyon-juniper woodlands.

154 acres. 40% contained. 80 personnel. 1 helicopter. 3 engines. 1 dozer and 2 crew.

Smoke can be seen from the Grand Canyon National Park, Highway 164 and the town of Tusayan.  Firefighters will hold the fire line and continue with mop-up operations.

SNAKE RIDGE FIRE – 9 miles NW of Clintswell (previously reported)

The Snake Ridge Fire is burning in a remote area on the Coconino National Forest, about 9 miles NW of Clintswell and about 10 miles SW of Happy Jack.  The fire was caused by lightning, called in by the Baker Butte Lookout on May 19, 2017.

15,333 acres. 100% contained.  IMT 4. 20 personnel.

Photo of active fire burning after a drip torch operation to prevent spread of fire; photo provided by Hawk Thul

Maggie Fire (Credit: Hawk Thul via Inciweb)

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(c) 2017 The NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/22/2017 @ 2115 Hours PDT

 

ARIZONA WILDFIRES | June 20 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

Due to the high volume of wildfires, we are combining all incidents into one single post for each State.  If the fire is new and has considerably high amounts of fire activity, we will post it separately and add it later to this list.

HIGHLINE FIRE – Tonto NF.  8 miles North of Payson.  6,634 acres. 76% contained. 1,181 personnel. 27 crews. 66 engines. 7 helicopters. Moderate Fire behavior with backing, creeping and smoldering. $10.9 Million CTD.**

June 19 Water drops over the fire, view from La Cienega area.

Highline Photo (Courtesy: Inciweb)

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.  10,896 acres. 16%

Aerial view of the Frye Fire column

Frye Fire (Courtesy: Inciweb)

contained. 738 personnel. 22 crews. 25 engines. 7 helicopters. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and group torching. Structures are under direct threat. $3.8 Million CTD.**

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont. 8,213 acres. 30% contained.  381 personnel. 6 crews. 14 engines. 4 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with flanking, torching and backing.  Structures under threat. $5.3 Million CTD.**

FREEZE 2 FIRE – San Carlos Agency. BIA. 2,832 acres. 70% contained. 110 personnel. 2 crews. 3 engines. $4.4 Million CTD.**

R-14 FIRE – Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  3 miles South of Cedar Creek. Timber.  Human-caused and is under investigation. Minimal fire behavior.  829 acres. 146 personnel. 4 crews. 8 engines. 2 helicopters. $350,000 CTD.**

MAGGIE FIRE – Phoenix District Office.  BLM.  6 miles North of Black Canyon City. Tall grass, brush and timber.  Minimal fire behavior with creeping and smoldering. $500,000 CTD.**

Photo of active fire burning after a drip torch operation to prevent spread of fire; photo provided by Hawk Thul

Maggie Fire (Credit: Hawk Thul via Inciweb)

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ARIZONA WILDFIRES | June 19 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

Due to the high volume of wildfires, we are combining all incidents into one single post for each State.  If the fire is new and considered as Breaking News, we will post it separately and add it later to this list.

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont. 7,367 acres. 18% contained. 405 personnel. 8 crews. 13 engines. 3 helicopters. $4.7 Million CTD.*

Highline Fire along the westside.

Highline Fire on June 14, 2017

FLYING R FIRE – Coronado NF. 9 miles SE of Patagonia. 2,270 acres. 75% containment. 115 personnel. 2 crews. 14 engines. $200,000 CTD.*

FREEZE 2 FIRE – San Carlos Agency. BIA.  2,832 acres. 70% contained. 110 personnel. 2 crews. 3 engines. $4.4 Million. CTD.*

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.  Extreme fire behavior with uphill runs, crowning and short crown runs.  9100 acres. 16% containment. Structures threatened.  415 personnel. 14 crews. 15 engines. 6 helicopters. $1.7 Million CTD.*

HIGHLINE FIRE – Tonto NF.  8 miles North of Payson.  Moderate fire behavior with flanking, short-range spotting, creeping. 6,093 acres. 76% containment. 1,224 personnel. 28 crews. 67 engines. 8 helicopters. $9.2 Million CTD.*

LIZARD FIRE –  Coronado NF.  3 miles SE of Dragoon.  15,230 acres. 80% containment. 241 personnel. 3 crews. 5 engines. 6 helicopters. $5.9 Million CTD.*

Rainbow at Point of Pines

Rainbow on Freeze 2 Fire

MAGGIE FIRE ** See separate post ** NEW!

R-14 FIRE – Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  3 miles South of Cedar Creek. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching.  820 acres. 20% contained. 191 personnel. 7 crews. 8 engines. 2 helicopters. $400,000 CTD.*

WINDYHILL FIRE – Tonto NF. 3 miles E of Roosevelt.  420 acres. 90% contained. 49 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. $100,000 CTD.*

Firefighter hiking with a drip torch in hand

Rucker Fire on June 13. Firefighter with Drip Torch.

Fire Images Courtesy of Inciweb

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ARIZONA WILDFIRES | June 17 2017

STATE OF ARIZONA

Due to the high volume of wildfires, we are combining all incidents into one single post for each State.  If the fire is new and considered as Breaking News, we will post it separately and add it later to this list.

HIGHLINE FIRE – Tonto NF.  8 miles North of Payson.  4,929 acres. 44% containment. 1240 personnel. 30 crews. 69 engines. 11 helicopters. Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and short-range spotting. Structures threatened. $6.1 Million CTD.

Highline Fire along the westside.

Highline Fire on June 14, 2017

FRYE FIRE –  Coronado NF. 9 miles West of Swift Trail Junction.  2,084 acres. 16% contained.  239 personnel.  6 crews. 11 engines. 6 helos. Active Fire behavior with backing, flanking. Structures threatened.  $1.1 Million CTD.

BOUNDARY FIRE – 12 miles North of Bellemont. 6,512 acres. 16% contained. 406 personnel. 7 crews. 15 engines. 3 helicopters. Moderate fire behavior with backing, flanking and torching. Evacuations in effect. Structures threatened. $3.9 Million CTD.

LIZARD FIRE –  Coronado NF.  3 miles SE of Dragoon. 15,230 acres. 80% containment. 241 personnel. 3 crews. 5 engines. 6 helos. Min Fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. $5.9 Million CTD.

FREEZE 2 FIRE – San Carlos Agency. BIA. 2,832 acres. 70% contained.  263 personnel. 4 crews. 5 engines. 4 helos. Min fire behavior with smoldering and creeping. $3.6 Million CTD.

Rainbow at Point of Pines

Rainbow on Freeze 2 Fire

R-14 FIRE – Fort Apache Agency. BIA.  3 miles South of Cedar Creek. Timber. Active fire behavior with torching.  470 acres. 0% contained. 118 personnel.  4 crews. 3 engines. 2 helos. $190,000 CTD.

FLYING R FIRE – Coronado NF. 9 miles SE of Patagonia. 2,270 acres. 75% contained. Min fire behavior.  Structures threatened. 115 personnel.  2 crews. 14 engines. $200,000 CTD.

WINDYHILL FIRE – Tonto NF. 3 miles E of Roosevelt.  Min fire behavior.  Structures threatened.  420 acres. 90% contained.  49 personnel. 2 crews. 2 engines. $100,000 CTD.

Firefighter hiking with a drip torch in hand

Rucker Fire on June 13. Firefighter with Drip Torch. 

RUCKER FIRE –  Coronado NF. 23 miles NE of Elfida1,130 acres. 75% contained.  116 personnel. 4 crews. 3 engines. 1 helicopter. $595,000 CTD.

Fire Images Courtesy of Inciweb

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