Fort Apache Indian Reservation

 The Brushy Fire is located 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver, just south of the Maverick Lookout Tower on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.

Yesterday, fire personnel conducted prep work along the 22i road.  Fire behavior has been low and the main carrier has been grass.  Today, fire personnel will continue with prepping the area and will monitor the fire due to high winds predicted today. The objective is to keep fire from moving east of the 22i road. 

Yesterday the Cedar Fire had no growth to the north. As a result containment has increased from SR 60 at approximately mile post 323 on the west side, to the Playground Fire scar to the east.

Today the eastern flank will be the most active with increased fire and smoke activity. Firefighters continue to build fire line along the B-33 road.

Governor Doug Ducey today issued a State of Emergency declaration for Navajo County, where local, state and federal fire professionals continue to fight the Cedar Fire. The declaration will release state dollars to assist with local response and recovery efforts and ensure appropriate state agencies are at the ready should they be called upon.

The Cedar fire grew an additional 10,138 acres due to extremely hot weather and dry conditions.  The total fire size is approximately 35,500 acres and estimated at 20 percent containment. The fire is located southwest of Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside, east of Highway 60 on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.  Approximately 847 personnel are supporting fire operations.

Yesterday’s weather did in fact break records across Arizona, including the local area, with extreme heat and low humidity which resulted in extreme fire behavior.

The Cedar Fire grew approximately 14,000 acres yesterday, with all growth extending from the south side of the main fire. The current perimeter of the fire extends directly south and east of Highway 60 across the Gila County/Navajo County boundary.

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