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.
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 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.
The Tenderfoot Fire remains at 4,087 acres and is estimated at 95 percent contained. Fire crews reported no smoke over the Tenderfoot fire over the last several days. Resources will continue to patrol and monitor the perimeter of the fire for heat, and provide resources for “initial attack” for any new fires reported in the area.
This morning the management of the Tenderfoot fire transitioned from a Type 2 Interagency Incident Management Team to a Type 3 organization with Rob Roy Williams serving as Incident Commander under Unified Command with Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, Bureau of Land Management, and Yarnell Fire District.
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.
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 .
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.
The Tenderfoot Fire is located in Yarnell. The fire is currently estimated at 3,300 acres and approximately 10 percent contained.