The Snake Fire, located about 7 miles west of Clints Well on the northern edge of West Clear Creek, is holding at 76 acres thanks to crew efforts and morning precipitation.
The fire remains at 20 percent containment.
While the Snake Fire did receive a small amount of precipitation both last night and this morning, the full closure of the Coconino National Forest will remain in effect as weather conditions across much of the forest remain windy and dry.
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.
Crews are continuing to strengthen hand line built on the Canyon Rim. Crews were quick to build line around 80 percent of the fire, but terrain and topography have made it difficult for crews to work in the West Clear Creek drainage.
Current resources include two engines and one Hotshot crew.
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 cause of the fire is still unknown, and both topography and fire activity are making it difficult to investigate.
Details about the Snake Fire will be posted on InciWeb, as well as Facebook and Twitter.
Current size: 76 acres.
Containment: 20 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 Hotshot crew, two engines 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 strengthening lines built on the canyon rim.