Ground and aviation resources were able to engage the active portion of the Pine Fire yesterday.
An unnamed drainage south of Bishop creek is where the fire became visible after days of drying out from last weeks storms.
Fire crews will continue constructing fire line using Minimal Impact Suppression Tactics (MIST) attempting to secure the active fire edge.
The remote Pine Mountain Wilderness would present challenges to extract injured personnel if an incident were to occur. Contingency plans as well as a Fireline Medical Team are in place.
Resources: 1-Type 2 Hand crew, 1-Type Three Helicopter (Suppression, Aerial Reconnaissance, Logistical Support), 1-Fireline Medical Crew.
Weather: Near-record heat is being observed across the region this afternoon. Maximum temperatures ranging from 105-115 degrees, minimum relative humidity 8%, winds 10 MPH out of the West. Hot and dry weather will continue into Friday and Saturday along with near record high temperatures.
Closures: Forest ordered closures are in effect as of July 27th
Fire managers and forest personnel will go in and evaluate the fire area to mitigate any hazard trees along the wilderness trail systems for public safety. Remember – One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire.
Location: Pine Mountain Wilderness – Verde Ranger District (T11N, R5E, SEC 35)
Start Date: 07-12-20
Size: 2134 Acres
Percent Contained: 90%
Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Ponderosa Pine