Fort Apache Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 560 Whiteriver Arizona 85941
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
The Rattlesnake Fire is located approximately 43 miles southeast of Whiteriver, 20 miles southwest of Alpine, and over 50 miles northwest of San Carlos, burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, San Carlos Indian Reservation and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Firefighters are making excellent progress improving the containment of the Rattlesnake Fire.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday April 11th, 2018 approx. 01:30 PM|
|Location||25 miles SW of Alpine AZ|
|Incident Commander||ASNFs Matt Bustamante|
|Coordinates||33.656 latitude, -109.506 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
Fuels consist of timber litter and heavy dead and down trees. All fuel types are available and receptive to burning, including dead and down fuels in previous high severity wildfire footprints.
Minimal fire activity was observed today along all containment lines.
Monitoring the fire will be the primary operational objective and continue suppression repair efforts.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Little to no growth is expected
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests went into Stage 2 Fire Restrictions on Friday, 5/4. See this website for information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/asnf/alerts-notices.
Temperature is increasing and humidity is decreasing