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Skunk Fire

INCIDENT UPDATED 6/10/2014

Approximate Location

33.417 latitude, -109.975 longitude

Incident Overview

Summary: Today is the final Update. A couple fire engines will be monitoring the perimeter of the Skunk Fire for a couple more days.

Road Closures

All road closures have been lifted. Skunk Fire burned area is not safe to enter. There are still dangers of hot spots, dropping of burning snags and rolling debri or rocks.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightening/natural
Date of OriginSaturday April 19th, 2014 approx. 02:15 PM
Location14 miles east of San Carlos
Incident CommanderDennis Logan ICT3

Current Situation

Total Personnel129
Size73,682 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateSunday June 08th, 2014 approx. 10:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (litter and understory),grass, juniper & oak woodlands

Significant Events

Creeping and smoldering pockets of the interior fuels burning out.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Control the fire at roads or natural barriers as conditions and fire activity permit. Manage for natural resource benefit.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire is contained around the perimeter; however there is still concern about the unburned areas in the interior.

Remarks

Fire containment line was completed, but areas of concern still exist in the interior. Fire Fighters will continue to monitor and patrol the western part of the fire perimeter.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High pressure centered over Northern New Mexico will keep temperatures above normal for the next few days.

Unit Information

San Carlos Agency
PO Box 209
San Carlos , AZ 85550

Incident Contact

Victoria Wesley
Phone: (928)475-2326 ext. 306

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