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Juniper Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
US 188
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Juniper Fire Progression Map June 14thImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Juniper Fire is now being managed by the Pleasant Valley Ranger District fire managers who will continue to work on suppression repair.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday May 20th, 2016 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationApproximately 10 miles south of Young, AZ
Incident CommanderKyle Fogarty, T4 IMT IC
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.923 latitude, -110.924 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel11
Size30,631 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, oak shrub

Significant Events

There is periodic localized flooding occurring in several drainages west of the burned area including Reynolds Creek, Workman Creek, Pocket Creek, Parker Creek, and Cottonwood Creek. ADOT is monitoring the creek crossings of SR 288 for potential damage to the highway infrastructure.


Planned Actions

Continue to monitor the fire. Repair of suppression operations along Hwy 288 and Workman Creek Rd. Hazard tree mitigation procedures are underway.

Projected Incident Activity

Fire has not grown for the past week and hot spots have moderated with recent precipitation. Continue to monitor with anticipated warmer, dryer conditions this weekend.


A closure is in effect on all National Forest System Lands east of Hwy 288 and west of Forest Road 203. Hwy 288 has been reopened. Forest Road 203 is currently closed.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The fire received significant precipitation Wednesday with an estimated 0.25 to 0.5 inches of rain falling in the vicinity. Cooler, moister conditions are predicted for the next 24 to 48 hours followed by a warming, drying trend this weekend.