Fort Apache Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 560 Whiteriver Arizona 85941
Whiteriver, AZ 85941
Summary: The Rattlesnake Fire was discovered around 1:30 pm this afternoon, April 11, 2018 and is currently estimated to be 165 acres.
The fire is located about 20 miles southeast of Whiteriver in a remote location east of Rattlesnake point. No structures are threatened. The fire is burning just south of a previously prescribed burn area and moving towards the Apache Sitgreaves National Forest boundary. The cause of the fire is unknown and under investigation.
Resources on the fire include 2 Type 6 Engines, Air Attack, Fort Apache Hotshots, and Cibecue Fuels. A type 3 team is on order along with additional resources.
For more information, you can call 928-205-5662. Information will also be posted on the BIA Fort Apache Facebook page