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Painted Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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 PaintedFire FINAL UPDATE:
 The Painted Fire has been declared 100% contained. It has had 48 hours of wind and rain and has not grown or shown signs of smoke. The fire will be monitored daily by aircraft. Final acres 976.#TontoFire #AZFire

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 06:00 PM
LocationHorse MESA DAM
Incident CommanderJohnathan Barrett ICT4 Justine Garcia ICT4(T)
Coordinates33.572 latitude, -111.344 longitude

Current Situation

Size936 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateFriday July 09th, 2021 approx. 12:00 PM
Fuels Involved

Short Grass and Brush

Significant Events

Minimal fire growth on fire yesterday


Planned Actions

Apache Lake Marina, Burnt Corral Campground and SR 88/Apache Trail are now open

Projected Incident Activity

Continue structure assessments along SR88/Apache Trail and Apache Lake Marina.


Fire will transition back to the local Tonto Basin Ranger District

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Strong outflow winds, extreme drought conditions and thunder storms