The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District will continue burning the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, weather dependent, north east of the community of Pinetop. The district has completed approximately 3,100 acres. Fire management proposes to burn an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17.
The Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185.
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Lakeside Ranger District plans to start conducting a 3,960 acre prescribed burn on May 2 through May 8, weather permitting. The prescribed burn is within the Whitcom Unit which is located northeast of the community of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185. The Country Club Trail will be impacted by the prescribed burn, north of Forest Service Road 185. Fire personnel advise that the public utilizes other trails for recreating during the duration of the prescribed burn for personnel safety.
Crews on the Cedar Fiire made remarkable progress reinforcing the perimeter and securing more areas along the outer perimeter which increased the overall percent containment of the fire to 51%. There are isolated areas along the lower west side and the southeast portions of the fire that has some active burning. This burning remains within the interior of the established fire control lines. Chipping operations and other rehab functions are being performed in all other areas of the fire perimeter to ensure the security of the established fire control lines.
Starting today the shelter at the Snowflake High School Gym will close and shelter operations will move to the Holbrook High School at 455 N 8th Ave, in the town of Holbrook.
Though the areas of Show Low, Cedar Creek, McNary, Pinetop-Lakeside, Hon-dah, and Carrizo are still under pre-evacuation orders, below is a Red Cross list of which shelter evacuees should go to in case evacuations are ordered.
If evacuations are begun, we ask Showlow residents to go to the Holbrook High School shelter.