Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
The Wyrick fire is located 2 miles north, and the West Chev fire 12.25 miles NW of Heber, AZ on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Type 2 Southwest Incident Management Team 5 under Incident Commander Mark Bernal took command of the fires at 0600 on Tuesday June, 22, 2021. Ground crews, air tankers and helicopters are working to suppress the fires and protect the communities near Heber-Overgaard.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 19th, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM|
|Location||2 miles NW of Heber, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Bernal- SWIMT 5|
|Coordinates||34.483 latitude, -110.669 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||79%|
Timber, grass, chaparall
The Wyrick Fire experienced minimal fire behavior today. Heat sources exist along portions of the perimeter but continue to decline.
Critically low live fuel moistures will accelerate the return of active fire behavior
Monitor, hold and improve existing firelines where we can safety insert fireline personnel. Assess and complete suppression repair needs across fire area.
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has moved into Stage III fire restrictions, which prohibit public entry to national forest lands. This order has been put in place to protect public health and safety due to extreme fire
danger. Go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/asnf/alerts-notices/ for additional information
Drier air moved in on northerly winds with mostly sunny skies, and clouds for midday afternoon hours. Fires stayed dry. Monday will transition as moisture begins to arrive on northeast and easterly winds through the day. isolated storms and showers possible in late afternoon and early evening hours.