Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
Bringham Fire - June 25, 2020 Daily Update
A weather system that moved through the area of the Bringham fire yesterday produced strong winds that tested fire control lines, but there was very limited movement to the east towards the Blue River corridor. Values at risk were identified in the Blue River area, and some of the mitigation included structure protection, handline construction and other vegetation preparation work. Prep work was also completed at the Blue Lookout Tower facility. Fire crews worked for several days on structure protection measures for VT Cabin as well. Firefighters continued to monitor the area around Filleman Cabin area yesterday and reported little to no smoke coming from the firelines. The Lolo Hotshots were flown into a helispot above Strayhorse Canyon yesterday and extinguished active heat in that area. Firefighters are continuing to scout and mitigate any fire activity east of Highway 191.
Today’s forecast is calling for more hot temperatures and stronger winds. Incident managers will post lookouts to monitor fire behavior across the fire area. Hot temperatures and low humidity are expected to continue over the region through early next week.
One of the incident requirements for the White Mountain Zone Incident Management Team is to coordinate with State, County and Forest officials to mitigate exposure and transmission of COVID-19 to and from local communities and within incident personnel. Firefighters are working in small groups and dispersed into isolated camps to provide crews and the public better social distancing and safety from the spread of COVID-19.
Highway 191 remains closed in both directions between Mile Marker 189 past Juan Miller Road and Mile Marker 225 at Blue Vista. This closure will remain in place through June 27 however plans to extend the closure until July 4 are being considered at this time. Members of the public are advised to drive with caution and leave roadways clear for emergency vehicles and equipment to pass. More information can be found at https://azdot.gov/adot-news/us-191-closed-eastern-arizona-mountains-due-bringham-fire.
Fire Information Officers are available from 8:00AM to 8:00PM at (928) 288-2154 or email at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. Fire information can be found at the following links:
• InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6747/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs/
• Southwest Region Smoke Outlook:https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/SouthwesternRegion
• Bringham Fire Story Map: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BringhamFireWebMap