Bureau of Land Management

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 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.

Fire crews reported no smoke over the Tenderfoot fire yesterday. Crews worked the majority of the perimeter patrolling for heat, locating potential hazards, and rehabilitating fire lines. Those resources working Arrastre Creek, an area of previous concern to fire managers, were able to address any hotspots and will patrol again today to insure security for that portion of the fire’s perimeter.

Update: 
The Red Cross shelter at the Yavapai college campus established for the Tenderfoot Wildfire evacuees earlier this week is now closing.
Emergency Manager Denny Foulk contacted Red Cross volunteers to let them know the evacuations for those living east of the 89, Yarnell and Peeples Valley has been lifted.

The shelter is closing, but if anyone is still in need of assistance please call the Red Cross 24-Hour Emergency Services number at 1-800-842-7349 .

Fire Information

The Tenderfoot Fire is approximately 4040 acres and estimated at 10 percent contained.

Yesterday: Cloud cover and slightly higher humidity slowed fire growth over the last 24 hours. Fire crews improved existing fire lines between Yarnell and the fire and put indirect fire line along the east side of Highway 89 north from Yarnell. There was significant helicopter and air tanker activity throughout the day. Aircrews dropped water and retardant to slow fire growth to the northeast.

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