Containment on the San Juan Fire has increased to 80%. The mopping up of hot spots near containment lines was aided by rain received over the fire area yesterday. More rain is expected today. The rehabilitation of disturbances caused by fire suppression activities also continues. The focus is to return the containment lines and other disturbed areas to more naturally appearing conditions, take steps to prevent erosion from suppression actions through mitigation control measures and to correct impacts to facilities such as roadways, staging areas and helispots. There will be coordination with the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team who are scheduled to begin assessing additional rehabilitation needs like reseeding areas such as meadows, dozer lines and areas with bare or compacted soils.
A partial closure of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests remains in place. Violators of the closure will be cited. 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, 7 hand crews, 18 engines, 2 dozers, 9 water tenders
• Total Personnel: 437
• Percent Contained: 80%