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FINAL Cedar Fire Update - June 27, 2016

Incident: Cedar Fire Wildfire
Released: 6/27/2016

Fire Information: 928-205-5662 Facebook: www.facebook.com/cedarfireinfo

BAER Information: 928-200-6358

505-379-9719

FINAL CEDAR FIRE UPDATE

Monday, June 27, 2016


Location: Southwest of Show Low and Pinetop-Lakeside, east of Highway 60 on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation

Start date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Cause: Undetermined

Size: Approximately 45,977 acres Resources Assigned: 546 Personnel

Percent Contained: 75%

The monsoons have arrived, and the Cedar Fire received rainfall on Sunday. The fire was 75% contained by this (Monday) morning. More rain is expected today and demobilization of forces is proceeding rapidly. While 554 firefighters are working on the fire this morning, only the Team itself will remain by Tuesday afternoon. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) will assume command of the fire at 6 A.M. Tuesday.

Southwest Incident Management Team #2 (SWIMT2) extends our heartfelt appreciation to the White Mountain Apache Tribe, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the communities around the fire, and to our cooperators for the excellent working relationships, the support and encouragement, and the effective collaboration we experienced as we worked on the Cedar

Fire.

This will be the final Cedar Fire update from SWIMT2. Thank you for welcoming us into your community.

As the focus on fire abates, the probability of flooding increases. The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is assessing post-fire threats to life and property and effects to critical cultural and natural resources, which include soils and threatened and endangered species. The Cedar Creek Fire has a high potential to affect the Cedar Creek and Carrizo Communities with post-fire flooding. Values at risk include homes in Cedar Creek, churches, a cemetery, school, sewer lagoon, and more.

As part of the post-fire assessment, field surveys of the burn area are being conducted and flood mitigation measures are being implemented as soon as possible.

The BAER team is working in conjunction with the White Mountain Apache Tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ft. Apache Agency.

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Unit Information

Fort Apache Agency
P. O. Box 560 Whiteriver Arizona 85941
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
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