Bureau of Indian Affairs

Chris Johnson’s White Mountain Zone Type 3 Team will assume command of the Rattlesnake fire at 6:00 PM this evening. Last night, fire crews conducted burnout operations in the northwest corner of the fire. The fire held within the maverick burn block and the Wallow Fire area. The fire is moving in a northeast direction and backing into the canyon towards the Black River. Fire crews are working on two slop overs, in the southwest fire perimeter and the eastern flank.

Late yesterday evening fire managers reevaluated its plan and decided to suppress the Brushy Fire.  Fire personnel lined the remainder of the fire area yesterday evening.  Today, Fire crews will patrol the fire perimeter and conduct mop up and rehab work within the fire area.  This will be the final update. 

 The public is asked to use caution and slow down when driving on the Y40 road.    For more information, you can call 928-205-5662. 

Fire Information

Navajo County is issuing per-evacuation orders for Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, McNary, Ft Apache and Hon-Dah communities regadring the Cedar Creek Fire burning south of Show Low. If an evacuation is issued, Navajo County will send out an alert through Ready Navajo County emergency alert system.

If you have not signed up please do so by going to http://bit.ly/ReadyNavajoCounty.

The Paddy Creek Fire is estimated at 1864 acres and is approximately 50 percent contained.  Fire crews will continue to monitor and hold firelines.  Some resources are being released today and tomorrow as containment increases.  Fire command will be transferred back to Fort Apache Agency on Tuesday morning.  Local resources will remain on the fire to patrol, monitor, rehabilitate and mop up the fire. This will be the final update for Paddy Creek fire.

Fire crews continue to mop up, rehab, and patrol the fire line.  The fire has not grown pass the established perimeter.   Internal areas of unburned fuel may continue to smolder and produce light smoke.

 No road closures are in affect  but due to heavy fire traffic the public is asked to avoid traveling through the Y 40 road. 

Fire Information:

Date started:   May 21, 2016

Cause: Lightning

Structures threatened: none

The Paddy Creek Fire is located 26 miles northeast of Whiteriver.  The fire is approximately 1864 acres and is zero percent contained.

Most of the fire growth was attributed to burnout operations conducted last night in the north perimeter of the fire. Crews continue to mop up and monitor the east, west and north perimeter.   In the south fire perimeter, crews will continue with handline construction down the ridge into Paddy Creek. 

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