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Bottom Fire

Unit Information

San Carlos Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 209 San Carlos Arizona 85550
San Carlos , AZ 85550

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Incident Contact

San Carlos Agency
Phone: 928-475-2326
Hours: M-F 8am - 4pm

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07/09/2021 Daily Update July 9, 2021
Wildfire Update – Bottom Fire July 9, 2021Public Information:  928-475-2326 M-F 8am - 4pmEmail: 2021.Bottom@firenet.govSize: 6,004 acresContainment: 87%Cause: LightningLocation: 7 miles west of...
News - 07/09/2021
Heavy Black Smoke rises from flames as brush burns in the Gila River BottomImage options: [ Full Size ]

The Bottom Fire was discovered June 28th, approximately 7 miles west of Bylas, AZ. It is currently burning brush, tall grass, Chaparral and Salt Cedar in the Gila River bottom.

The CWZ Type 3 Team will be taking over the fire July 7, 2021 with Incident Commander Ryan Barela.  


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday June 28th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationApproximately 7 miles west of Bylas, AZ.
Coordinates33.192 latitude, -110.261 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel56
Size6,004 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained95%
Estimated Containment DateMonday July 12th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Timber (Grass and Understory)

Brush (2 feet)


Salt cedar.

Significant Events




Planned Actions

Monitor, patrol, and mop up.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Fire is expected to stay within containment lines.


CWZ Type 3 Team will transition the fire back to the home unit on 7/10/2021 at 0700 hrs.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along the higher terrain toward the northeast tomorrow, progressing toward the southwest through the afternoon and evening. Gusty outflow winds around 30 to 40 mph will be possible from this activity coming from the northeast. A similar setup is expected for Sunday as well. Otherwise, winds will favor a westerly direction during the afternoon with occasional gusts up to around 20 mph. Mostly sunny, chance of thunderstorms and showers, maximum temperature around 110 degrees, minimum humidity 15-18 percent, southwest winds 3-5 mph with gusts to 22 mph.