The Snake Fire, located about 7 miles west of Clints Well on the northern edge of West Clear Creek, is holding at 130 acres and 60 percent containment.
A combination of topography and terrain have made it challenging to both survey the fire and work to contain it, and a combination of both topography and fire activity have made it difficult to investigate the cause of the fire, which is still unknown.
Crews plan to spend Friday securing both dozer and hand lines, which are all holding. There has been no growth on the fire in the past two days.
Current resources include one engine.
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, and the Coconino NF will continue to assess the needed alert status with Coconino County.
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.
The Coconino NF remains closed while fire personnel work to contain multiple fires across the forest.
Residents are reminded to refrain from flying drones in and around any wildfire. Not only is drone use over fire operations illegal, it also disrupts aerial firefighting operations, creating hazardous conditions and grounding aerial resources, which means they can't fight the fire.
Details about the Snake Fire will be posted on InciWeb, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Current size: 130 acres.
Containment: 60 percent.
Reported: 2:36 p.m. June 21, 2021.
Cause: Unknown and 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 engine.
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 hand and dozer lines.