Fort Apache Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 560 Whiteriver Arizona 85941
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
The Bonito Rock fire is burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in a remote location, in very rugged terrain, and is located 15 miles southeast of Whiteriver, AZ.
On May 01, 2021 the fire transitioned from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Team back to a Type 4 fire organization led by Incident Commander Carlton Goseyun. This is the final update on the Bonito Rock fire from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team unless conditions worsen, or factors determine otherwise.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday April 19th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||15 miles Southeast of Whiteriver, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Carlton Goseyun|
|Coordinates||33.723 latitude, -109.714 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||40%|
Timber (Litter and Understory), Timber (Grass and Understory), Brush (2 feet)
Minimal, Smoldering, Creeping
Continue to hold and patrol previous control lines. Continue contingency line prep.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Weather will become hotter and drier. Interior unburned pockets may begin to show more heat/ smoke. Resources will hold and mop up control lines.
High pressure building into the region will result in dry and much warmer weather on Saturday. Expect low afternoon humidity. East to northeast winds will shift to westerly and increase by Saturday afternoon.