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SH Creek Fire

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SH Creek Fire Final Update
WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM Chris Johnson, Incident Commander Ben Plumb, Incident Commander Trainee SH Creek Fire Final Update 7/10/2017 10 a.m. Discovered: June 27,... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 7/10/2017

Approximate Location

33.468 latitude, -109.342 longitude

Incident Overview

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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
CauseLightning
Date of OriginTuesday June 27th, 2017 approx. 05:45 PM
Location30 miles south of Alpine, AZ
Incident CommanderChris Johnson WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE TYPE 3 INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Incident DescriptionThe Fire Is Burning 2 Miles North Of Rose Peak On The Clifton Ranger District

Current Situation

Total Personnel159
Size3,048 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained60%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday July 25th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Brush, timber, and tall grass

Significant Events

Observed fire activity included creeping, smoldering, and backing fire.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol and mop up along U.S. Highway 191. Continue rehab

Projected Incident Activity

The fire is projected to move north and east.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Chances of showers and thunderstorms in the area

Unit Information

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Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S. Chiricahua Dr.
Springerville, AZ 85938
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Liza Simmons
Email: lizaasimmons@fs.fed.us
Phone: 928-339-5000
Hours: M-F 8-430p

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