Burn operations will continue today on the Pivot Fire to protect pasture fencing and timber. A smoke plume may be visible throughout the district and beyond the Mogollon Rim.
Yesterday, black line and burn operations were successful. Crews established a buffer to prevent the fire from entering West Clear Creek Wilderness.
Winds should push the smoke to the east towards Clints Well and CC Cragin Reservoir tonight. Smoke is expected to settle into low areas and nearby canyons, including Toms Creek, Clover Canyon, Pivot Rock Canyon and West Clear Creek. Evening smoke may drain down as far as the southeastern end of the Verde Valley and the Childs area along the Verde River.
- Start date: Thursday May 19th, 2016 approx. 06:15 p.m.
- Location: 3.25 miles northeast of the junction of SR 87 and SR 260; 8 miles northeast of the towns of Pine and Strawberry
- Cause: Lightning
- Size: 3,708 acres
- Personnel: 65
- Resources: 1-Type 1 Crew (Blue Ridge Hotshots), 6-Type 6 engines, 1-Type 3 engine, 1 Dozer, 1 Water tender, and 15 other personnel.
- Fuels: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forest. Heavy dead and downed logs, pine needles, grass, and forest litter understory
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