Fire activity on the Boulin Fire continues to be driven by the lack of monsoonal moisture and consistent warm dry conditions.
"It is not easy to predict what the weather will do for 14 consecutive days, but we have been fortunate and used this to our advantage successfully meeting our objectives identified in the 4200 acre planning area." said Nick Behrends, Incident Commander on the Boulin Fire.
Additional growth can be expected following the pattern of recent days as this incident moves toward final containment.
BOULIN FIRE OVERVIEW
- Start Date: August 5, 2019.
- Cause: Lightning.
- Location: East of Spring Valley near The Beale Wagon Trail and forest roads 141, 713, and 730.
- Current Size: 3420 acres.
- Containment: 40%
- Incident Commander: Nick Behrends ICT4 / Tyler Richwine ICT4T.
- Resources: One-Type 2 Hand crew, one- Fuels crew, two-Type 6 Engines, two-Type 3 Engines, one-Patrol unit, one-Dozer, and eight- Miscellaneous overhead. Total personnel assigned is 50.
- Current Status: The Boulin Fire experienced its largest day of growth yesterday with just under 600 acres of fire spread bringing the total burned area to 3420 acres. Managers are expecting the fire to reach its full potential for growth set at 4200 acres by then end of this week.
Visitors driving through the area are reminded to use caution, stay alert, and watch for personnel and apparatus on roadways when passing through the fire vicinity.
- Smoke: Smoke will continue to be visible from many communities surrounding this incident however the number of days smoke will be produced will be short in duration as the fire moves closer to final conclusion.
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Additional information about the Boulin Fire, and the Kaibab National Forest can be obtained through the following sources: