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Coldwater Fire

Unit Information

Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Incident Contacts

Coldwater Fire Info
Phone: 928-275-1564
Hours: 7 days a week, 0800-1800

Mogollon Rim Ranger District
Phone: 928-477-2255
Hours: M-F 0800-1600

Highlighted Activity

06/12/2019 Coldwater Fire Closure Order for Coconino National Forest
USDA-Forest Service Coconino National ForestMogollon Rim Ranger DistrictTemporary Closure PROHIBITIONS: Pursuant to 16 § U.S.C. 551and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a), the following acts are prohibited within..
Closure - 06/12/2019
Firefighter monitors fire behavior during firing operations on SR87 Photo Credit: Alec DavisImage options: [ Full Size ]

CLINTS WELL, Ariz., June 14, 2019 The Type III incident management team has completed all burnout operations and their work on the 16,790-acre Coldwater Fire and will return fire operations to the Mogollon Rim Ranger District as a Type IV incident at 6 p.m. tonight. The number of resources assigned to the fire is being reduced, as the risk of fire moving out of its perimeter has greatly diminished. The personnel assigned to the fire will patrol and monitor the perimeter and remaining fire activity. Containment will continue to increase over the next few weeks as firefighters identify and extinguish sources of heat along containment lines. Crews will continue with the removal of hazardous trees along travel corridors for public and firefighter safety.

The temporary forest closure remains in effect to ensure no one is injured or killed by the fire-weakened trees, burning debris and stump holes present in the interior of the fire. To review the closure go to

The public can expect to see minimal smoke from the Coldwater Fire for few more weeks as interior pockets of vegetation and larger burning materials are slowly consumed within the fire’s perimeter.

Immediate updates of notable fire activity and smoke impacts are shared on the Coconino National

Forest’s Twitter and Facebook sites, and on the Forest’s website at

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday May 30th, 2019 approx. 06:50 AM
Location4 miles south of Clints Well
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.492 latitude, -111.302 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel80
Size16,790 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained30%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, pine needles and cones, mixed conifer

Significant Events

Moderate fire behavior, with flanking, backing and single tree torching.


Planned Actions

Crews will continue to monitor fire and maintain control lines.

Projected Incident Activity

Continue monitoring fire.


This fire is being monitored and managed.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Winds and low relative humidity. Weather trends show warming and drying.