The Black River Tank Fire was detected on May 23, 2014 along the Black River just south of Poker Mountain on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and San Carlos Apache Reservation. The fire is in a remote area with difficult terrain. The fire was determined to be caused by lighting.
The fire burned 3,163 acres in a Pinyon/Juniper Forest with a grass understory and Ponderosa pine stringers. The Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team assumed command of the fire at 6:00 p.m. on June 6, 2014.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday May 23rd, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM|
|Location||21 miles SE of Whiteriver, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Ron Morrison, ICT3|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||95%|
Dominant fuel model is Pinyon/Juniper
Isolated group tourching within interior. Backing with isolated spotting across the Black River
Crews will continue to secure the edge adjacent to the Black River with direct handline and utilize aerial support along the Black River. Continued Rehab of suppression related activities.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hour: Fire spread will continue into the Black River on the south and southwest perimeter.
24 hour: Fire spread will continue into the Black River on the south and southwest perimeter.
48 hour: Little to no spread is expected
72 hour: Fire is expected to be fully contained.
Central West Zone IMT3 assumed command for this operational period.
High Haines Indices are forecasted for the upcoming period. Continued hot and dry with breezy conditions.