A Type III Incident Management Team led by Incident Commander True Brown assumed command of the Boundary Fire at 6 a.m. this morning. The 380-acre Boundary Fire is currently burning on the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest but is expected to move onto the Kaibab National Forest side of the boundary line within the next several days.
Yesterday fire crews completed ignitions on the Jacob Ryan North prescribed fire Basin Unit tying together the edge of the unit boundary. No significant smoke impacts were observed last night or today, and approximately 3,764 acres have been treated on this prescribed burn since the large-scale ignitions began on Saturday.
“Ignitions on the unit are complete and observed fire behavior is meeting our objectives,” said Burn Boss Dave Robinson. Those objectives included reducing forest fuels across the unit from 10-to-15 tons-per-acre to approximately 5 tons-per-acre.
Fire personnel from the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests are responding jointly to a lightning-caused wildfire located on the northeast side of Kendrick Peak in Kendrick Mountain Wilderness. The 300-acre Boundary Fire is currently burning on the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest but is expected to move onto the Kaibab National Forest side of the boundary line within the next several days.
Parker Fire burning in grass and oak in Parker Canyon Lake Campground. Estimated size five acres. Four engines, two crews, two helicopters, air attack and miscellaneous overhead assigned. Helicopters (type 1 and type 3) dipping from Parker Canyon Lake, making good progress. Cochise County Sheriff's Office evacuating the campground. Forward progress stopped at 12:45 p.m.