Fort Apache Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 560 Whiteriver Arizona 85941
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
June 21, 2017
Location: 5 miles south of Whiteriver
Resources Assigned: 1 Type 6 Engines, 2 Water Tender, 2 Type 2 IA crews, 1 Type 2 Crew, 1 Type 3 Helicopter
Start date: June 16, 2017, 1:30 PM
Cause: Under Investigation
Size: 749 acres
Forest Type: grass, Pinyon/Juniper
Fire Activity: This will be the final news release for the R-14 Fire. A post-fire assessment, field surveys of the burn area will be conducted to evaluate the fire’s potential impact on the area. Local specialist will assist with the post-fire assessment. Yesterday evening, Jere Classay, Incident Commander (IC4) transferred the fire over to Marcus Bonito (IC4) with Justin Cromwell as the Incident Commander Trainee. Crews will continue to patrol and mop-up, ensuring that any residual heat near the containment lines is extinguished.
Significant Events: Local fire resources have responded to three lightning fires over the past two days. A few of the fire resources will assist with Initial Attack fires on the reservation as needed.
General Information: The Fort Apache Indian Reservation is in very high fire danger. Reservation residents and visitors are urged to remain careful during outdoor activities that could start a fire, particularly due to expected increasing temperatures and very dry vegetation conditions. Fire managers will monitor fire conditions on a day by day basis and may implement restrictions.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Friday June 16th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Highway 73 between Canyon Day and Cedar Creek|
|Incident Commander||Jere Classay|
|Coordinates||33.849 latitude, -110.165 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||50%|
Pinyon/Juniper, grass understory
Continue to improve existing line. Begin to mop up perimeter when feasible.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Line improvement progress necessary to prevent further spread.
Effects of continued triple digit high temperatures and low RH on personnel and ability to use aircraft. Haines of 6 predicted to persist. Chance of thunderstorm activity exists for Monday.