Whitcom Prescribed Burn

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Whitcom Prescribed Burn

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Approximate Location

34.148 latitude, -109.822 longitude

Incident Overview

Whitcom Rx Low Severity Fire

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The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ Lakeside Ranger District continued burning in the 3,960 acre prescribed burn within the Whitcom unit, north east of the community of Pinetop. The district completed approximately 3,100 acres. Fire management burned an estimated 1,000 additional acres to complete this phase of the project from November 14 through November 17.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypePrescribed Fire
Date of OriginTuesday November 14th, 2017 approx. 09:00 AM
LocationThe Whitcom Unit is located northeast of Pinetop, along Forest Service Roads 182, 283, 283A and 185

Current Situation

Size1,000 Acres
Fuels Involved

Timber and logging slash


Planned Actions



Minimal smoke visible from interior areas of the burn.

Unit Information

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

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