Alpine

The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache Sitgreaves National Forests will be conducting pile burning on the Little Timber Sale, starting October 15, 2018, weather permitting, and continuing through December 2018. The piles are located off Forest Road 275, just North of Alpine, and continue down Forest Road 275k. The burn consists of material from the Little Timber sale, which are 20’ X 20’ machine piles, and will be burned to allow for the regeneration of new seedlings and/or native grasses.

The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.

The fire is estimated to be 24 percent contained and is approximately 14,427 acres in size.

Public Meeting: A public meeting was held Thursday evening at the Alpine Community Center. Approximately 175 people attended.

The Rattlesnake Fire is located southeast of Whiteriver, Arizona.  The fire estimated to be 20 percent contained and is approximately 12,797 acres.

Public Meeting: There was a community meeting in Alpine last night at the Alpine Community Center where concerned citizens gathered to hear updates from agency leaders and the fire team, and it was well attended.

The Alpine Ranger District on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is planning to conduct prescribed fire operations Wednesday, October 18. The district plans to burn approximately 200 acres of the Nutri 2 Unit, one mile south of Nutrioso and three miles west of Alpine.

The project covers approximately 2000 acres of Wallow Fire high severity burn area. This 200 acres test area will be used to determine future planned ignitions in this area. If the test burn provides favorable results and meets predetermined objectives, ignitions will continue the week of October 23-27.

Discovered: June 27, 2017

Location:  30 miles south of Alpine, AZ, 40 miles north of Clifton, AZ and east of U.S. Highway 191 on the Clifton Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Percent contained:  10%

Size:   3223 acres                                                                               Cause: Lightning       

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, brush and grass

Discovered: June 27, 2017

Location:  30 miles south of Alpine, AZ, 40 miles north of Clifton, AZ and east of U.S. Highway 191 on the Clifton Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Percent contained:  0%

Size:   2723 acres                                                                              

Cause: Lightning       

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, brush and grass

Discovered: June 27, 2017

Location:  41 miles south of Alpine, AZ 56 miles north of Clifton, AZ and east of U.S. Highway 191 on the Clifton Ranger District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

Percent contained:  0%

Size:   580 acres                                                                                                

Cause: Lightning              

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, brush and grass

The lightening-caused Sycamore Fire burning near Bear Valley (Township 2 N, Range 31 E, Section 15) within the Blue Primitive Area is located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ (ASNFs) Clifton Ranger District.

The fire started last week and has increased to approximately 912 acres in size as of Sunday afternoon. Smoke may be visible from US Highways 180/191, and the community within the Blue Area as well as the town of Alpine.

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