Posted: 9/26/2016 - 1:13 pm
The Sam Jim Fire is burning in ponderosa pine with a grass understory and in mixed conifer. Fire crews continue to monitor this fire and its behavior to keep it within desired conditions. The north end of the fire is in steep canyon country with a high occurrence of snags. Fire fighter safety is our number one priority and placing them in steep unstable terrain could have adverse effects, so we will continue to monitor this area.
Smoke may be visible on Forest Roads 504 and 170 and also visible in the Forest Lakes and Heber-Overgaard areas. If you have any further questions please contact the Black Mesa Ranger District at (928) 535-...
Posted: 9/26/2016 - 1:07 pm
The Fill Fire is continuing to burn southwest of Pinedale in the previous Rodeo-Chediski Fire perimeter off Forest Service Roads132 and 300 on the Lakeside Ranger District.
Fire crews are expecting precipitation in the area over the next few days and are continuing managed ignitions to clear up pockets of dense fuels within the fire boundaries. Fire activity is still expected to be low, and crews are monitoring winds and weather conditions to ensure fire remains beneficial to the location.
There were no reports of smoke impacts on local communities over the weekend. With continued fire operations today, smoke may become visible...
Posted: 9/26/2016 - 10:49 am
Pinchot Fire crews did a test burn on Sunday and determined that sufficient drying had occurred thus allowing for a successful ignition planned for Monday. Fire was kept on the west side of Forest Road 139A consuming heavy dead and down fuels. The fire began to creep into Bear Canyon with no holding concerns.
Burn operations Monday will create moderate to heavy smoke visible in the local area and from below the Rim. Smoke will crease today, with possible impacts to the Blue Ridge communities. Winds are from the north/north-east and drifting southwest. Smoke could potentially impact communities below the Rim. Evening smoke pooling in Bear...
Posted: 9/26/2016 - 10:45 am
Crews made very good progress on the eastern interior of the Fulton Fire on Sunday. Crews continued to introduce fire in unburned pockets within the interior of the fire’s perimeter thus reducing the chance that fire activity will increase in intensity as the weather changes. Today the focus of fire crews will shift from suppression to mop-up, monitor, and patrol. A local Type 3 team (Andy Mandell, IC) will assume command of this next phase on Tuesday. The Fulton Fire will continue to burn within the perimeter of established control lines until we receive significant, repeated precipitation. Firefighters will continue to monitor and patrol the...
Posted: 9/23/2016 - 2:52 pm
The Fulton Fire was ignited by a lightning strike early Monday, September 12thmid-slope along the Mogollon Rim near the Mogollon Rim Visitor’s Center. Firefighters are fully suppressing the fire as they can do so safely and effectively to help protect local communities, powerlines, recreation sites, travel corridors, wildlife habitat and timber sale areas.
Due to high humidity Thursday, the fire displayed minimal activity through the day. Fire crews focused on holding and improving established firelines and scouting alternative locations for the southern fireline. In order to establish a buffer between the fire and private property additional fire lines are being establish along Forest...