The Snake Fire, located about 7 miles west of Clints Well on the northern edge of West Clear Creek, is currently 71 acres in size and 20 percent contained.
Nearby communities, including those to the east and northeast of the fire, remain on "Set" evacuation status. Residents of nearby areas are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts through Coconino County.
The fire is still active in the West Clear Creek Drainage. Crews spent Tuesday working to secure a dozer and hand line combination that was constructed around the portion of the fire located above the drainage. However, terrain is hampering access to the portion of the fire located in the drainage.
Current resources include two engines, one Hotshot crew, and a dozer, as well as supporting air resources from the Backbone Fire.
Smoke will be visible to the public in the areas of Happy Jack Lodge, Clear Creek Pines Units 1 and 2, and those traveling along Forest Highway 3.
The Snake Fire was reported at 2:36 p.m. Monday by the Apache Maid Lookout, and the cause of the wildfire is still unknown.
Details about the Snake Fire will be posted on InciWeb, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Current size: 71 acres.
Containment: 20 percent
Reported: 2:36 p.m. June 21, 2021.
Cause: Unknown. Under investigation.
Origin location: About 7 miles west of Clints Well (GPS coordinates: 34.567, -111.45)
Fuel types: Brush, grass, ponderosa pine.
Current resources: One Hotshot crew, two engines, one dozer and miscellaneous overhead.
Total personnel: About 50.
Predicted smoke impacts: Around Happy Jack Lodge, Clear Creek Pines Units 1 and 2, and Forest Highway 3.
Recent and current operations: Crews are securing dozer and hand lines constructed above the West Clear Creek Drainage.