Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop.  The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres.  Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17.

The Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185.

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within Burn Blocks 1, 2, and 6 of the Nagel Forest Health Prescribed Burn area, if weather conditions allow, from November 14 - 17. This burn will be south of the Dutch Joe Ranch area. The burn will be to the east of Forest Road 34, south of Forest Road 100, to the west of Forest Roads 117, and to the north of Forest Roads 9439 and 9429A.  The burn blocks will encompass approximately 963 acres.

Location: 
  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon 
Start Date:  October 6, 2017                                                             
 
Size:  Approximately 1,685 acres
 
Percent contained:  50%                                                 
 
Cause:  Lightning 
 
Personnel Assigned: 120
 

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

Start Date:  October 6, 2017                                                            

Size:  Approximately 1,800 acres

Percent contained:  15%                                                                     

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 130             

The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Black Mesa Ranger District plans to conduct a prescribed burn within the Alder Burn Block of the Rim Lakes Forest Health Prescribed Burn area if weather conditions allow during the week of October 10-13th.  This burn will be Northwest of Woods Canyon Lake north of Forest Road 195, east of Forest Road 300, and south of Forest Road 169.  The whole burn project will encompass about 1,400 acres.

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Navajo County, Arizona
  • 5 miles southeast of Forest Lakes, 10 miles southwest of Heber/Overgaard.

Start Date: 6/28/2017                                                             

Percent Contained: 0

Size: 100 acres                                                                      

Resources Assigned: 50 – 60 personnel

Incident Overview

The Slim Fire is burning approximately 4 miles north of Forest Lakes near Chevelon Canyon in the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests that is 16 miles west of Heber, Arizona. Reported on June 2 the fire is burning in Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer. Size is reported at 3,282 acres, with 50% containment.

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