Discovered: June 27, 2017
Location: 30 miles south of Alpine, AZ, 40 miles north of Clifton, AZ and east of U.S. Highway 191 on the Clifton Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Percent contained: 60%
Size: 3048 acres
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, brush and grass
Personnel Assigned: 159 including; 2 hotshot crews, 3 type II crews, 1 type 3 Helicopter, 7 engines, 5 water tenders, 1 dozer
Fire Information Update Yesterday: Fire personnel continued to prepare U.S. Highway 191 to the north of the fire for possible future burnouts. Hand line was completed on the southern edge of the fire reducing the threat of fire towards Rose Peak Lookout and structures. Efforts to rehab areas of the fire included repairing damaged fence lines and falling hazard trees along the highway. The fire received light precipitation keeping fire activity minimal.
Today: Fire crews will continue patrolling, and mop up along the highway. The Type 3 Incident Management Team will begin downsizing resources today to prepare for the transition back to the Clifton Ranger District tomorrow morning July 11, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Outlook: The fire will be put into a monitor status and allowed to move in remote areas to the north and east burning dead and down fuels from previous fires and reducing the threat of high severity wildfires in the future. Growth is estimated to be minimal if monsoon moisture continues as expected. This is the final update unless significant activity occurs.
Weather: Thunderstorms are expected over the fire area again this afternoon with a high chance of precipitation. Relative humidity has increased over the fire area with the increase in afternoon thunderstorms.
Closures: U.S. Highway 191 will open July 11, 2017, at 6 a.m. It is currently closed from mile marker 225 at Blue Vista Overlook to mile marker 201 at Red Mtn. Overlook. Heighten awareness and drive slow when traveling along the Highway in the fire area, as firefighters will still be working in the area, and smoke may still be present over the Highway.
Smoke: Smoke has been marginal due to minimal fire activity and growth.
Fire Restrictions: The Apache-Sitgreaves remains in Stage 1 fire restrictions. No fires, no charcoal, and no smoking outside of designated developed campgrounds.
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Every time a drone is spotted anywhere within the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area, all aircraft must land until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area. Visit the National Interagency Fire Center webpage, https://www.nifc.gov/drones/ for more info.
SH Creek Fire Information: (928) 339-5000
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