The DeHose Fire doubled in size overnight. Yesterday fire crews worked on building line around the perimeter of the fire. Fire behavior is mainly active on the ridge tops in the brush, grass and the dead and down fuels. The Retardant line did not hold on the north flank of the fire as the fire was active throughout the night. Today, air support is on the fire and a dozer will work on an old dozer line to build indirect line.
Closures/Restrictions: Modified Fire Restrictions are in effect on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. Campfires, charcoal-burning devices are prohibited during the hours of 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Debris burning is prohibited until further notices. Power saws are not allowed to be used during the hours of 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM for any wood cutting or thinning activity.
The DeHose Fire is a reminder how dry the forest is and how any little spark can start a major wildfire.
•Date of Origin: Monday, June 16
•Case: Unknown, under investigation
•Size: 150 acres
•Percent Contained: 0%
•Structures Threatened: Radio Tower
•Personnel: Geronimo Hotshots, TSI Short Crew, Cibecue Fuels, Apache 1 Type 2IA Crew, 1 EMT
•Equipment: 4 Type 6 Engines, 1 water tender, 1 dozer, 1 helicopter, Air Attack, 1 heavy helicopter, 1 heavy Air Tanker
•Fuel Type: Pinyon/Juniper with grass understory and Ponderosa Pine Stringers