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West Chev

Unit Information

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

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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.  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginSaturday June 19th, 2021 approx. 01:00 PM
Location13 NW of Heber, AZ
Incident CommanderBernal- SWIMT 5
Coordinates34.499 latitude, -110.833 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel63
Size1,170 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained62%
Fuels Involved

Ponderosa pine, grass and brush

Significant Events

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.

Outlook

Planned Actions

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.

Remarks

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

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.