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Horton Fire

Unit Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938

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Horton Fire Map 07/02/2021Image options: [ Full Size ]

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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 16th, 2021 approx. 07:30 AM
Location5 miles northeast of Hannagan Meadow
Incident CommanderBen Plumb
Incident Description
Coordinates33.689 latitude, -109.276 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel226
Size12,263 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained37%
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events

Minimal, Flanking, Backing, Creeping.

The fire received light precipitation today. Minimal fire behavior today. Creeping and smoldering in heavy fuels.


Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.