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Wyrick Fire

Unit Information

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

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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSaturday June 19th, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
Location2 miles NW of Heber, AZ
Incident CommanderBernal- SWIMT 5
Coordinates34.483 latitude, -110.669 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel264
Size7,592 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained79%
Fuels Involved

Timber, grass, chaparall

Significant Events

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

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor, hold and improve existing firelines where we can safety insert fireline personnel. Assess and complete suppression repair needs across fire area.

Remarks

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.