Recent rains and elevated relative humidities have greatly diminished fire behavior activity. Additional precipitation is forecast for the fire area today and will aide in the firefighting efforts. Smoke will continue to be visible throughout the day and may impact nearby communities as well as state highway 60 near Vernon.
Operations: Fire managers are utilizing contain and confine strategies, and firefighters may conduct management ignitions to bring the fire to containment lines if weather conditions allow.
Safety: There is no immediate risk to infrastructure or property, and there are no evacuations in place. There are no road closures, however, the public is advised to avoid the 283, 267B and the 9045 roads for firefighter and public safety.
Weather: Monsoonal activity is forecast with a 50% chance of rain, winds up to 20 mph and a high of 77 degrees.
Restrictions: The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is in Stage II Fire and Smoking Restrictions, learn more at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/asnf/alerts-notices/?aid=73318 Information related to fire restrictions across public and private land can be found at: https://ein.az.gov.
Smoke: An interactive smoke map at fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions. Smoke may be visible from highway 60, especially at night.
- Acres: 461
- Containment: 35%
- Start Date: June 18th, 2022
- Cause: Lightning/Natural
- Location: 10 Miles east of Show Low
- Fuels: Timber and Short Grass
- Total personnel: 48
- Resources: 4 engines, 2 hand crews, 2 dozers