The 377 fire, made up of multiple wildfires, is burning on the Black Mesa Ranger District on Arizona state highway 377 between mile markers 1 and 22.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has temporarily closed portions of highways 277 and 377. The Forest Service, in coordination with the Navajo County Sheriff’s office, evacuated ranches north of the 377 including De Spain Ranch. A shelter is available for livestock and people at Martinez Hall at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook. Power lines are currently being affected so power, internet and phone lines are down. Navopache is working on restoring power to the area. Chris Johnson’s Type 3 Incident Command Team took control of the fire at 7 am today, June 5. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of wildfires as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.
Location: Both sides of State Highway 377
Total Personnel: 180
Size: 5,148 Acres
Weather Concerns: Breezy southwest winds 10-15 gusting to 20 mph, low RH