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Mesa Fire

Unit Information

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

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 The fire is burning in rugged terrain near Deer Lake Canyon, a steep canyon that runs into Chevelon Canyon. Due to the inaccessibility of the current fire location, firefighters are using an indirect strategy utilizing existing roads and favorable terrain to support a strategy of full suppression. Tactical firing operations will continue as weather conditions allow. Drones may also be utilized in these efforts.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginSunday July 03rd, 2022 approx. 03:00 PM
LocationThe fire is located 7.5 miles NW of Forest Lakes AZ
Incident CommanderL. Holmes
Coordinates34.384 latitude, -110.891 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel36
Size2,863 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Timber

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

Resources will patrol, monitor, and mop up threats to control lines. Resources will continue

performing repair work.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

There remains a chance of thunderstorms and precipitation for the predicted forecast.

Recent Articles

Forest Service News Release News - 7/12/2022
Forest Service News Release News - 7/10/2022

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