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.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday April 22nd, 2014 approx. 10:00 AM|
|Location||San Carlos, AZ|
|Incident Commander||D. Boni, R. Hopkins(t)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||38%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday May 12th, 2014 approx. 06:00 PM|
Timber(Litter and Understory) Juniper-Oak woodlands
monitor and patrol
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