Frye Fire

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest; 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017 

Cause: Lightning 

Size: 37,068 acres 

Percent Contained: 39%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: Total: 943 personnel, including 274 misc. overhead, 31 Engines, 26 Crews, 10 Helicopters, 3 Dozer, 10 Water tenders

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest; 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017   

Cause: Lightning   

Size: 37,068 acres   

Percent Contained: 39%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: Total: 943 personnel, including 274 misc. overhead, 31 Engines, 26 Crews, 10 Helicopters, 3 Dozer, 10 Water tenders

Incident Overview

A lightning strike ignited the Bar X Fire on June 21, 2017. The Bar X fire lies within the planning area of the Frye incident. Action is being taken to confine and contain the fire with assets assigned to the Frye Fire.

The Bar X Fire is being managed by the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3.

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest; 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size:  35,569 acres   Percent Contained: 29%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: 814, 29 Engines, 23 Crews, 10 Helicopters, 3 Dozer, 11 Water tenders, Miscellaneous Overhead 203

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 21,335 Acres   Percent Contained: 10

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: 831 personnel; 21 crews, 7 helicopters, 36 engines, 2 dozers, 9 water tenders

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ Start

Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 17,330 Acres   Operational Objectives Completed: 16%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex.

Resources Assigned: 887 Persons, 34 Engines, 25 Crews, 7 Helicopters, 1 Dozer, 8 Water tenders, Miscellaneous Overhead 173.

Exceptionally hot and dry conditions will remain over the incident area. The fire has established in Shingle Mill Canyon and is spotting into Blair Canyon. A significant volume of smoke continues to be visible from the surrounding local areas, Tucson, and beyond. Critically low relative humidity and near-record temperatures are contributing to increased fire activity.

Firefighters will continue to scout and improve control lines and perform burn out operations as necessary. Structure protection in the Turkey Flat and Heliograph electronic site are ongoing.

Community meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m.

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ

Start Date: June 7, 2017   Cause: Lightning   Size: 9100 Acres   Operational Objectives Completed: 16%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: 415 Persons, 15 Engines, 14 Crews, 6 Helicopters, 1 Dozer, 5 Water tenders, and Miscellaneous Overhead

The Frye fire is burning in the Ash Creek, Hawk Hollow, Frye Canyon, Frye Mesa, and Deadman Canyon areas. The fire has reached Ash Creek Falls, northeast of the Old Columbine cabins and has progressed into Oak Flat. The fire has reached Frye Canyon and firing operations were initiated to contain the fire’s spread and protect the Mount Graham International Observatory and continue towards Old Columbine Cabins and Bible Camp to protect them from the main fire. Preparations are complete and sprinklers are in place for structure protection.

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