A lightning strike ignited the Frye Fire on June 7, 2017 in the old burn scar of the 2004 Nuttall Complex Fire. An indirect strategy is being taken at this time due to rough terrain, heavy fuel loading, and high number of snags in the area. Fire personnel are assessing values at risk and evaluating suppression options. Firefighters are monitoring fire behavior and growth. Based on current conditions and fire behavior, projected fire growth is anticipated to shift northeast toward the Frye Mesa Lake area.
Current as of: 6/8/2017 3:06:28 PM
Incident Type: Wildfire
Date of Origin: Wednesday June 07th, 2017 approx. 02:45 PM
Location: Pinaleno Mountains, Safford AZ
Incident Commander: Scott Glaspie, USFS
Incident Description: A Lightning Strike Ignited The Frye Fire On June 7, 2017 In The Old Burn Scar Of The 2004 Nuttall Complex Fire. An Indirect Strategy Is Being Taken At This Time Due To Rough Terrain, Heavy Fuel Loading, And High Number Of Snags In The Area. Fire Personnel Are Assessing Values At Risk And Evaluating Suppression Options. Firefighters Are Monitoring Fire Behavior And Growth. Based On Current Conditions And Fire Behavior, Projected Fire Growth Is Anticipated To Shift Northeast Toward The Frye Mesa Lake Area.
Size: 15 Acres
Fuels Involved: Timber and brush with heavy downed understory
Weather Concerns: Hot, dry conditions will prevail over the next few days with a 20% chance of thunderstorms in the area. Thunderstorms could produce outflow winds.