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INCIDENT UPDATED 5/15/2014

Approximate Location

33.528 latitude, -109.988 longitude

Incident Overview

Summary: Low intensity fire has grown to 6,018 acres. The fire continues to consume heavy fuels in the ponderosa pine stringers with creeping though the grass understory of oak/juniper woodlands on the hills and ridges.
The main objectives of the fire are: 1. Fire fighter and public safety. 2. Monitor fire including observing and recording weather, fuels, fire behavior and smoke, evaluating land use and resource management for using fire for ecological benefits and identifying values to be protected. 3. Manage fire for multiple objectives including reducing hazardous fuel loading, creating ignition buffers and creating open mosaic patterns in woodland ecosystems within the designated perimeter. 4. Provide training opportunities for BIA and Tribal employees and 5. Keep Tribe, Tribal members and neighbors informed on fire status.
Resources assigned include: 1 Type 6 engine, 1 Type 2 IA crew, 2 pieces of heavy equipment and 5 miscellaneous overhead.
Road 1516 and 1559 have were connected to secure the North and East side of the fire. Black lining the perimeter roads has been completed and the main activity is interior. A slop-over on the north end of the fire was contained by hand crews on Monday, May 5. The lines held through red flag conditions on Tuesday, May 6.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday April 22nd, 2014 approx. 10:00 AM
LocationSan Carlos, AZ
Incident CommanderD. Boni, R. Hopkins(t)

Current Situation

Total Personnel18
Size6,018 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained38%
Estimated Containment DateMonday May 12th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber(Litter and Understory) Juniper-Oak woodlands

Outlook

Planned Actions

monitor and patrol

Projected Incident Activity

low

Unit Information

San Carlos Agency
P. O. Box 209 San Carlos Arizona 85550
San Carlos , 04 85550
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