Navajo County

The 377 Fire is 70 percent contained at 4,514 acres in size. The fire was human-caused. 63 personnel are assigned to the 377 Fire.

Summary: The 377 Fire was first reported at 1:26 p.m. Monday afternoon as 15 individual ignitions along a 21 mile stretch of state highway.  The spot fires ignited within forested land quickly grew together and consumed 4,514 acres of pinyon-juniper vegetation before sundown on Monday. A robust initial attack resulted in a halt of forward fire progression by Monday evening. 

Summary: The 377 Fire, made up of multiple wildfires, is burning on the Black Mesa Ranger District on Arizona State Highway 377 between mile markers 1 and 22. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has temporarily closed highways 277 and 377. The Forest Service, in coordination with the Navajo County Sheriff’s office, is currently evacuating ranches north of the 377 including De Spain Ranch.

With fire severity extraordinarily high and much of Arizona in extreme drought conditions, the Department of Forestry and Fire Management will close state lands in two counties to recreational use.

As of 12:01 am, Friday May 18th, Stage III, or full closures, will be implemented on state-owned and managed lands in both Apache and Navajo Counties.

Navajo County Public Health Director Jeff Lee has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for residents in Navajo County due to smoke from the Tinder Fire in Coconino County and is advising that individuals take precautions to protect against the health impacts of wildfire smoke.

The Health Advisory is in effect until Friday May 4th, 2018 at 12:00 midnight.

The Hank Fire is happening approximately five miles west of Heber. It is 21 acres in size and zero percent contained.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation       

Resources Assigned: 1 hand crew, 2 engines

Vegetation:  Pinyon pine and grass                         

Growth Potential:  Low to Moderate

Structures Threatened: 0

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Navajo County, Arizona
  • 5 miles southeast of Forest Lakes, 10 miles southwest of Heber/Overgaard.

Start Date: 6/28/2017                                                             

Percent Contained: 0

Size: 100 acres                                                                      

Resources Assigned: 50 – 60 personnel

The Lake Fire was called 100% contained yesterday evening with mop up of interior smokes completed.  Fire personnel will continue to monitor the fire for the next few days.  There may be little to no smoke visible in the area.  This is the last update unless significant activity occurs.

Fire Summary:

Law Enforcement officials from the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office, Show Low Police Department, and the Pinetop-Lakeside Police Department are lifting the Pre-evacuation notice that has been in effect throughout Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside. This decision comes after consultation with Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team (2).

Significant progress was made Thursday in containing the Cedar Fire. Containment jumped to 42% as several additional miles of fire line, on both the south and north sides of the fire were determined by fire officials to be secure. At the same time, officials are expressing concern about the possible convergence of monsoonal rains and the fire’s after-effects.
 

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