Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
The West Chev Fire is located 13 miles from the Forest Lakes community on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves NFs. There is significant potential for rapid fire growth due to abundant fuels in the area. Woods Canyon Lake is closed and under evacuation.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 19th, 2021 approx. 01:00 PM|
|Location||13 NW of Heber, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Bernal- SWIMT 5|
|Coordinates||34.499 latitude, -110.833 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||62%|
Ponderosa pine, grass and brush
Fire spread was minimal. The few unburned pockets within containment lines continued to burn at low intensity with occasional isolated torching. No precipitation fell on the fire today.
Crews will hold and improve existing fire lines and mop up will continue to secure the fires edge. Personell will work to protect T&E resources in the fire area. Cooler and moister weather will move into the area Monday.
As of 6/24/2021, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is in 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.
Fire Public Information personnel hosted a virtual public meeting the evening of 6/23. Approximately 1300 people attended. Another virtual public meeting will be held Friday evening
Drier warmer northerly winds blew in Sunday resulting in seasonably warm, dry conditions. Monday will start a transition as moisture begins to arrive through the day. Isolated thunderstorms and showers possible in the late afternoon and early evening hours.