A lightning strike ignited the Bar X Fire on June 21, 2017. The Bar X fire lies within the planning area of the Frye incident. Action is being taken to confine and contain the fire with assets assigned to the Frye Fire.
The Bar X Fire is being managed by the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3.
|Current as of|
|Cause||Lightning / Natural|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 21st, 2017 approx. 02:45 PM|
|Location||Southern portion of the Pinaleno Mountains in the Safford Ranger District.|
|Incident Commander||A. Sinclair ICT2 D. Gesser ICT2(t)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||93%|
Tall grass (2.5 Feet)
Brush (2 Feet)
No known hazardous chemicals, fuel types, infectious agents or radiation.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No fire activity expected
Cold front will oscillate back and forth across eastern and southeastern Arizona the next few days, bringing slightly cooler temperatures to the Frye Fire area. Along with the cooler temperatures, the fire is expected to see higher humidity's and increased chances for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Front looks to move back east Sunday afternoon with dry westerly winds returning, but then return Monday morning. Going to see slight chance to low end chance thunderstorms each day through Tuesday. Expect pretty good overnight humidity recoveries that will aid in keeping fire in check.