Ellison Creek

Acres: 6,768 acres (based on infrared data)          Start Date: June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                    Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 76%                                                 Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down fuels, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Total personnel: 1,181                                                  

Acres: 6,634 acres (based on infrared data)          Start Date: June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                    Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 76%                                                 Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down fuels, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Total personnel: 1,181                                                  

Acres: 6,634 acres (based on infrared data)          Start Date: June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                    Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 76%                                                          Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down fuels, ponderosa pine

Total personnel: 1,224                                                   and mixed conifer

Today crews made substantial progress on both the west and east flanks.   Line construction was completed across Ellison Creek followed by a strategic firing operation to remove unburned fuels between the line and the main fire.  This successful operation marks a significant achievement in checking the fire’s south and eastward movement and protecting the communities of La Cienega and Ellison Creek Estates.  Structure protection crews remain in place in the two evacuated communities.  On the fire’s west flank crews also achieved success in connecti

Acres: 1,359 acres (based on infrared flight)                         

Start Date: June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                                  

 Origin Location: 8 mi N of Payson in the 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 0%                                                                   

Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy dead and down, Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

The Tonto National Forest will continue conducting prescribed fire treatments in areas around Payson.  Starting on Monday, January 25, 2016, fire specialists will begin eliminating 178 acres of vegetative debris piles in Bonita and Ellison creeks, and near Las Cienegas Ranch.  Smoke will impact Bonita Creek, Ellison Creek, and the La Cienega Ranch areas during the day.  Residual smoke in the evening hours will impact Bonita Creek, Whispering Pines, and Beaver Valley.  Smoke may linger in these areas through Sunday,
January 31, 2016.

Current weather conditions are providing an excellent opportunity for Tonto National Forest fire specialists to eliminate 299 acres of vegetative debris piles in Marsh Creek beginning Monday, September 21, 2015.  The area is located .5 mile southwest of Rosco’s Ranch/Forest Service Road 935 off the Chamberlain trail in Pleasant Valley. 

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