Fort Apache Indian Reservation

The Skunk Fire is at 42,513 acres including fire growth and back burns. The fire continues to move in a north westerly direction along Nantac Rim towards Kidde Tank and easterly direction towards Dry Lake Road 1583 into ponderosa pine forest.

The south side of the fire below the rim is still holding in Ash Creek area. Division Zulu remains a priority as fire crews continue to hold the line on top of the rim. Currently there is a logging operation just east of division Zulu.

The Lion Fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation is 60 percent contained as of this morning.

The fire, which started on April 4 is located southeast of Whiteriver, in the Cosen Canyon area just above the Tonto Creek drainage.

The 500-acre fire has burned Ponderosa Pine with brush and grass understory. Firefighters are working on reinforcing the fire line and mopping up.

Resources on fire:

  • 3 Type 6 engines
  • 1 Type 3 engine
  • 1 short squad of 6 firefighters
  • Mesa Hotshots
  • Department of Corrections Crew

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