Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
The Horton fire activity and complexity have diminished substantially and the fire will be transitioned to a Type-4 organization on Saturday, July 03. Fire information and updates will be available on Inciweb if activity increases or complexity changes. The public may also access fire information at Horton Fire Facebook and Horton Fire Twitter accounts.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Wednesday June 16th, 2021 approx. 07:30 AM|
|Location||5 miles northeast of Hannagan Meadow|
|Incident Commander||Ben Plumb|
|Coordinates||33.689 latitude, -109.276 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||37%|
Heavy Logging Slash, Timber (Grass and Understory).
High variation of brush, grass, and timber based on severity of the 2011 Wallow fire. With pockets of mixed conifer in drainages and open pine in lower elevations. Large dead fuel moistures remain low heavy fuels contributing to fire spread. Live fuels are available and not impeding fire movement.
Minimal, Flanking, Backing, Creeping.
The fire received light precipitation today. Minimal fire behavior today. Creeping and smoldering in heavy fuels.
Utilize aviation resources to check fire growth in critical areas.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal creeping and smoldering fire behavior.
24 hours: Minimal creeping and smoldering fire behavior.
48 hours: Minimal creeping and smoldering fire behavior.
Showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon for Thursday. Skies remain mostly cloudy and precipitation is possible outside the typical afternoon hours. Max daytime temperature in the 70s and RH in low 40s. Thursday night, slight chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight, minimum temperatures in the high 40s, and humidity in the low 80s.