Transfer Station Fire

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Transfer Station Fire

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2000+ Acre Wildfire Burning Near Eagar
Phoenix, AZ (10/19/17) - The Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with local fire cooperators, are working to stop a wildfire burning five miles west of Eagar and one-half mile from... more

INCIDENT UPDATED 10/19/2017

Approximate Location

34.103 latitude, -109.366 longitude

Incident Overview

Transfer Station Fire

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Firefighters have the Transfer Station Fire 70% contained. More than 50 firefighters from DFFM and local cooperators are working to get full suppression of the fire which continues to burn through grass and pinyon and juniper fuels. The Transfer Station Fire was reported today, Thursday, October 19th at 1230 pm, 5 miles west of Eagar and a 1/2 mile from the Springerville Airport. The fire is estimated to be at 2500 acres. The fire has forced the closure of State Route 260 at milepost 392. A nearby laminating facility was evacuated as a precaution.


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown, Under Investigation
Date of OriginThursday October 19th, 2017 approx. 12:30 PM
Location5 miles west of Eagar
Incident CommanderGene Beaudoin
Incident DescriptionWildfire

Current Situation

Total Personnel40
Size2,500 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

Grass, some juniper and pinyon

Outlook

Planned Actions

Stop forward progression while ensuring firefighter and public safety.

Unit Information

Arizona State Forestry Division - State Office
1110 W Washington St #100
Phoenix, AZ 85007
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Incident Contact

Tiffany Davila
Email: tdavila@dffm.az.gov
Phone: 602-540-1036

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