Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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 https://go.usa.gov/xmJFV.
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 www.coconinonationalforest.us.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday May 30th, 2019 approx. 06:50 AM|
|Location||4 miles south of Clints Well|
|Coordinates||34.492 latitude, -111.302 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||30%|
Ponderosa pine, pine needles and cones, mixed conifer
Moderate fire behavior, with flanking, backing and single tree torching.
Crews will continue to monitor fire and maintain control lines.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Continue monitoring fire.
This fire is being monitored and managed.
Winds and low relative humidity. Weather trends show warming and drying.