Today, fire crews were able to determine the size of the Indian Meadow Fire to be approximately 550 acres. Crews have the fire 60% contained. They have been able to make significant progress on the fire overnight. The weather is not a concern today as winds have been very mild allowing firefighters to move toward full containment faster.
The Baca Fire has grown to 1,697 acres. It is burning west of Baca Float, 27 miles south of the I-40 and Anvil Rock Road intersection. Due to the remoteness of the fire burning in steep, rugged and in accessible terrain with minimal values to be protected within five miles of the fire, a modified suppression strategy is utilized to maximize firefighter and public safety. This strategy makes suppression costs commensurate with values to be protected.
Containment on the Brown Fire is at 80% with 15,350 acres of grass and brush burned in steep, rugged terrain. Operations on the Brown Fire are limited to patrolling and monitoring the fire on Friday. Interior pockets of heat remain, and inaccessible portions of the fire’s western flank continue to smolder on Tohono O’odam lands.
The Brown Fire is currently 30% contained at 15,240 acres. Burning operations on the fire’s west flank helped complete fireline above the Las Delicias Ranch on Monday. Today firefighters are seeking opportunities to construct direct fireline and conduct burning operations above Elkhorn Ranch to limit the fire’s progress on the northwest flank.
Good progress was made today on the Brown Fire. The fire’s current size is 14,979 acres. Burning operations at the mouths of Thomas and Brown Canyons, and in the areas above Las Delicias and Elkhorn Ranches have contributed to the fire’s increased acreage and containment.
There was moderate growth on the Brown Fire today under extremely high temperatures. Currently the fire’s size is 8,100 acres. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain in BLM Wilderness, parts of the Fish and Wildlife Service Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona State Forestry managed land, and small portions of private and Tohono O’odam Nation lands. One uninhabited structure and one outbuilding were destroyed when the fire began on June 17.
The Brown Fire is located 18 miles north of Sasabe, Arizona. It has burned 3,605 acres in steep, rugged terrain. One uninhabited structure and one outbuilding have been destroyed. The fire is burning in BLM Wilderness, parts of the Fish and Wildlife Service Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona State Forestry managed land, and small portions of private and Tohono O’odam Nation lands.
The Brown Fire was discovered on June 17 at 1630, and is located 18 miles north of Sasabe, Arizona. The fire was determined to be human-caused and currently is under investigation. One uninhabited structure and one outbuilding have been destroyed to date. Structure protection measures by the initial response resources is credited with saving several area structures including the Fish and Wildlife Education Center.