#TinderFire | Arizona | NEW!

EAST CLEAR CREEK, Ariz. – A wildfire that ignited originally about 1.5 miles NE of the Blue Ridge Reservoir on Friday, April 27, 2018, is said to be human-caused.  An exact ignition source is unknown at this time.

Fire is near Forest Road 95. Smoke was headed NE towards Blue Ridge & SR 87. | Credit: Coconino Forest Service

RESOURCES

There are approximately 500 personnel including 7 hotshot crews, 3 initial attack crews, engines, bull dozers, helicopters and overhead teams.  Incident Cooperators include Coconino Emergency Management and Coconino Sheriff’s Office.

FUELS

Fire fuels consist of timber, pine and mixed conifer that include grass and understory.

CURRENT CONDITIONS

Image looking north near Clints Well. | Credit: AZ DOT

There has been 500 acres consumed.

EVACUATIONS

Immediate evacuation of the following areas:

  • Mosqui Ranchettes
  • Starlight Pines
  • Clear Creek Pines
  • Tamerron Pines
  • Ponderosa Pine
  • Timber Ridge
  • Pine Canyon
  • east and west of Hwy 87
  • Timber Ranch
  • Mogollon Ranches

Officials are recommending that you travel north on Hwy 87 to Winslow. SB roads are closed.

SHELTERS

Red Cross Shelter has been set-up at Winslow Jr. H.S., 1100 N. Colorado Avenue. 

Animal Shelter has been opened for dogs and cats at the Winslow Animal Lake Shelter, 548 Barrigan Rd, Winslow, AZ 86047.  

Large Animal Shelter is open at the Holbrook Navajo County Fairgounds.

ALERTS

Emergency Alerts

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Health Alerts

“Smoke from the fire may increase as winds pick-up. Coconino County health officials are encouraging individuals to take precautions to protect themselves from health effects of wildfire smoke. People with pre-existing conditions should avoid exposure to the smoke as much as possible, and consult their physician if they have any questions.”

Fire Weather

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The Weather Service is forecasting very windy conditions and high fire danger. A RED FLAG warning is in effect. The County is in a Stage 1 Fire Level. | Credit:  US National Weather – Flagstaff, Arizona

 

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AZ Wildfire: Rattlesnake Fire | April 23, 2018

Incident Summary | The Rattlesnake Fire started on April 11, 2018 around 1330 hours MST, about 43 miles SE of Whiteriver and 20 miles SW of Alpine, as well as 50 miles NW of San Carlos, Arizona.

It is said to be also burning on the Forth Apache and San Carlos Indian Reservations and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

Smoke is visible from burn out operations on the southern end of the Rattlesnake Fire April 23rd, 2018.

Firing Operations have begun. | Credit:  Fort Apache Agency

Resources | There are approximately 545 personnel alongside 14 crews, 17 engines and 4 helicopters. assigned to IC Jeff Andrews with the SW Area IMT Team 5.

Size Up | Around 16,891 acres of timber (litter and understory), one foot of short grass and heavy logging slash have been consumed.  Fire crews have reached a 25% containment status.

There has been 0 structures lost but fire suppression and containment costs have soared to $5.2 Million to date.

Incident Cooperators | BIA, Apache-Sitgreaves NFs, Northeastern AZ Public Information System 311

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AZ Wildfire: Indian Meadow | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A structure fire was reported in the area of Hwy 64 at mile post 216-17 that occurred on Monday, April 23, 2018, spread into the wildland interface.  Officials state the fire was observed moving in the northeast direction as it burned through pinyon juniper and short grasses.

RESOURCES

There are currently 50 personnel assigned along with IC Adam Paul with the KNF.

SIZE UP 

Though it could have been much worse, crews alike have stopped the forward progression of this fire and is currently being held at 160 acres with the initial report of 35 acres.

There has been one structure lost and several others under current threat which means there is a pre-evacuation notice that has been issued for those within five miles of the fire.

EVACUATIONS

Evacuation can been received by calling the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office at 928-774-4523.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using the following hashtags for this incident:

#IndianMeadowFire  #AZwildfire2018

 

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AZ Wildfire | #RattlesnakeFire | 1

RATTLESNAKE FIRE

Photo Credit | Fort Apache Agency

Incident Summary

A wildfire broke out on Thursday, April 11, 2018, about 25 miles SE of Whiteriver from an unknown human caused ignition.  Authorities are still investigating and will release the cause after their case has been closed.

Resources

There are currently 230 personnel assigned to this incident along with 8 crews, 4 engines and 3 helicopters.  The current IC is Jeff Andrews, whom him and his Type 2 IMT assumed command at 1800 hours on Sunday evening.

Size Up

There has been 2,644 acres ponderosa pine and grass understory consumed but fire crews have successfully reached a 3% containment status.

Looking southwest toward the Black River 4-13

Photo Credit | Fort Apache Agency

Fire behavior has been reduced to Moderate with backing and creeping.

In the last 24 hours, the fire had backed down slowly towards Black River and Bear Willow Creek.  It was said to be burning in 3 jurisdictions on the Fort Apache and San Carlos Indian Reservations and in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest.

Damage Assessment

There have been no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters, nor damage or losses to structures.  However, there has been $900,000 total in fire suppression and containment costs-to-date.

Social Media

We are using the following additional hashtags of #AZwildfire2018 #RattlesnakeFire

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