Smoke from the Jack wildfire increased yesterday over Winslow and Holbrook due to an increase in winds. Thursday’s operations successfully patrolled and held a critical portion of line near private land and range improvements. Last night’s operations utilized ignitions to protect the range allotments in the fire area. Today’s operations will patrol holding and control features that protect private properties and monitor the pace of fire movement.
Winds will be southwest and gusty around expected thunderstorm activity today. Smoke will be heavy toward the east and northeast. Winslow, Johnson City, Snowflake, and Holbrook as well as communities along FH 3 and state Route 87 may experience heavy smoke in the mornings and evenings.
JACK FIRE OVERVIEW
Current Size: Approximately 16,500 acres
Start Date: May 29, 2016
Location: About 14 miles north of Clints Well on the east side of Lake Mary Road, along Forest Roads 294 and 294C.
Resources: 4-Type 1 Crews, 7-engines, 1-Dozer, and various specialists, totaling 148 personnel.
Existing area closures are in effect (Order #04-16-10-F) bounded by FH 3 and Forest Roads 211 and 82. For additional information and maps, visit the Coconino National Forest at https://www.fs.usda.gov/coconino/
The Mogollon Rim ranger district is increasing patrol resources to support public safety this weekend. Motorists and visitors are encouraged to drive cautiously along Lake Mary Road
(FH 3) and state Route 87 due to smoke and heavy traffic from fire operations. The Happy Jack segment of the Arizona National Scenic Trail is included in the closed area, and has been rerouted. To view the Closure Order and map of the fire closure area, visit: http://tinyurl.com/cof-orders.
Online resources regarding the Jack Fire include: