Camp Navajo Fire Department is responding to a fire that was initiated in the southwest corner of Camp Navajo near Volunteer Canyon. The Gate 13 Fire started Feb. 6 during demolition operations. The Gate 13 Fire is approximately 830-acres in an area that precludes active fire suppression and remains within the established containment lines.
Camp Navajo Fire Department and facility equipment operators have cut firebreaks around 98% of the fire in an effort to contain the fire to its current boundary.
This fire poses no risk to facilities or current operations of the installation. This fire is well contained within the boundaries of the Camp Navajo installation. The fire is burning slowly in Volunteer Canyon and more rapidly in the open grasslands.
Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, which includes Camp Navajo, is in close coordination with Coconino and Kaibab National Forests, Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, other local fire district partners and Coconino County.
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will provide air quality monitoring throughout the duration of this fire. The fire is burning in an area that is unsafe for firefighters to actively conduct fire suppression operations, therefore, a containment strategy was chosen. Due to the inability to actively suppress this fire in its current location we anticipate smoke in the region for an extended period.
Location: Camp Navajo
Start date: February 6, 2017
Size: Approximately 830 acres
Cause: Demolition operations
Resources Assigned: 10 personnel
- 3 Graders
- 2 Dozers
- 3 Water tenders
- 2 Type 6 engines
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, spruce, juniper and grasslands
Arizona Emergency Information Network: https://ein.az.gov/
Arizona National Guard Public Affairs (602) 513-6482 or [email protected]