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Incident Overview

The Freeze 2 Fire, located 50 miles east-northeast of the town of San Carlos, is currently burning on the San Carlos Apache Reservation near Freezeout Mountain. The strategy for the incident is full suppression.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the San Carlos Apache Tribe brought in David Bales’ Type 2 Incident Management Team to assume command of the Freeze 2 Fire on Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00pm.

A temporary flight restriction has ben ordered , is in effect over the fire area, and remains in place until further notice. This restriction includes "drones" or unmanned aerial vehicles. The public is reminded that "If you fly, we can't!" Aerial fire suppression resources will be grounded if drones enter the restricted airspace, which could result in consequences.

Fife Restrictions: Stage 1 fire restrictions are in effect on the Coronado National Forest.

Incident Overview

A lightning strike ignited the Frye Fire on June 7, 2017 in the old burn scar of the 2004 Nuttall Complex Fire. An indirect strategy is being taken at this time due to rough terrain, heavy fuel loading, and high number of snags in the area. Fire personnel are assessing values at risk and evaluating suppression options. Firefighters are monitoring fire behavior and growth. Based on current conditions and fire behavior, projected fire growth is anticipated to shift northeast toward the Frye Mesa Lake area.

Basic Information

Incident Overview

The Freeze 2 Fire, located 50 miles east-northeast of the town of San Carlos, is currently burning on the San Carlos Apache Reservation near Freezeout Mountain. The strategy for the incident is full suppression. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the San Carlos Apache Tribe brought in David Bales’ Type 2 Incident Management Team to assume command of the Freeze 2 Fire on Wednesday, June 7, at 6:00pm.

Location: Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Coconino County, Arizona 16-miles west of Heber, AZ and four miles north of Forest Lakes

Start Date: June 01, 2017       Size: Approximately 3282 acres
Cause: Lightning.                      Containment: 50%
                                              Assigned Personnel: 291

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