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SH Creek Fire

Unit Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
Springerville, AZ 85938

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The SH Creek Fire was originally discovered on June 27, 2017 and put into a monitor status due to limited access, steep terrain and firefighter safety. Over the July 1st and 2nd weekend the fire shifted direction due to passing thunderstorms causing it to spread toward U.S. Highway 191. Burnout operations are being conducted along the Highway to prevent fire spread west of the Highway.

White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team took command of the fire July 5, 2017 from the Clifton Ranger District.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday June 27th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM
Location30 miles south of Alpine, AZ
Incident CommanderClifton Ranger District
Incident DescriptionThe Fire Is Burning 2 Miles North Of Rose Peak On The Clifton Ranger District
Coordinates33.468 latitude, -109.342 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel1
Size3,048 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush, timber, and tall grass

Significant Events

Observed fire activity included creeping and smoldering.


Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity

The fire is receiving lots or rain. Some areas are still smoldering in interior pockets.

Recent Articles

SH Creek Fire Final Update News - 7/10/2017
SH Creek Fire Update News - 7/9/2017
SH Creek Fire Update News - 7/8/2017
SH Creek Fire Update News - 7/7/2017

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