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The Hilltop Fire, located 30 miles northwest of San Carlos and 15 miles southwest of Canyon Day, is currently burning on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The fire is threatening commercial ponderosa pine, cultural and natural resources, recreation areas, watershed and wildlife habitat, and the communities of Cedar Creek and Canyon Day. The Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 assumed command of the fire on July 3, 2017, at 8:00p.m. The Incident Management Team is managing the fire with federal and tribal resources.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 25th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||NW of San Carlos near Hilltop Lookout|
|Incident Commander||Dave Bales, SWAIMT4|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||75%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday July 25th, 2017 approx. 10:00 PM|
Timber (Litter and Understory) Short Grass (1 foot)
Brush (2 feet)
Heavy rain impacted the fire area overnight. Fire activity is expected to be minimal.
Today, remaining resources assigned to the fire will continue to demobilize and be reassigned to other incidents or released to their home units. Remaining personnel will focus on finishing fire line rehabilitation if weather permits.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Fire is not anticipated to grow due to heavy rain in the area last night and forecast for the next few days.
Monsoonal moisture is anticipated to continue in the area bringing the possibility of wetting rains and thunderstorms.