Progress continues to be made on the San Juan Fire which is 90% contained. Crews will complete rehabilitation of containment lines while others patrol the fire perimeter.
Incident Commander Matt Reidy thanks the residents of the White Mountains and surrounding communities for their support and is pleased evacuated residents have returned home.
Management of the San Juan Fire will transition tonight at 6:00 p.m. from Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 back to the Fort Apache Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.
A partial closure of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests remains in place.. For more information see http://tinyurl.com/mv4pvna. A closure is also in place for a portion of the White Mountain Apache Tribe. Details are available at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/3912/22148/.
Additional recorded information regarding the San Juan Fire can be found at www.311info.net or by calling 311 or 928-333-3412.
• Location: 18 miles southeast of Show Low, Az
• Start Date: 6/26/2014
• Size: 6,975 acres
• Cause: Human, under investigation
• Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine
• Terrain: Variable
• Resources: 2 helicopters, 4 hand crews, 10 engines, 2 dozers, 3 water tenders
• Total Personnel: 353
• Percent Contained: 90%