The Baldwin Fire is burning in the Black Mesa Ranger District, 4-5 miles south of Heber-Overgaard. The fire is approximately 276 acres and 10 percent contained. The fire is not a threat to the communities of Heber and Overgaard. Crews are blacklining around the perimeter of the fire as weather permits. Due to this activity, increased smoke may be visible from the community at times, and smoke may drift into Heber, Overgaard, Forest Lakes, Highway 260 and surrounding areas throughout the weekend. Fire is burning in the Rodeo/Chediski burn area. Weather forecast for today is 60% chance of rain.
Smoke is also coming from a fire on the Fort Apache Reservation (Chuck Box Fire). This fire is due south and below the Mogollon Rim. Smoke from this fire may also impact the Heber and Overgaard communities.
Forest users are responsible for their own safety and are encouraged to use caution as they utilize their forest, and to do so in a responsible manner to ensure the protection of life, property and natural resources. Be aware of your surroundings-“Look up, look down, look all around.” If you have any further questions please contact the Black Mesa Ranger District at (928) 535-7300.
Fire Information: Further information on this incident is available on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4880/; 311 via your mobile device, landline 928.333.3412, https://twitter.com/A_SNFs and https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs