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.
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 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 operations are winding down on the Cedar Fire. Most of the fire resources have been released. The Type 3 IC (incident commander) is being supported by local resources. Recent rain and predicted monsoon are reducing fire activity. Fire crews continue to patrol the fire perimeter. Internal areas of unburned fuel may continue to smolder and produce light smoke.
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).