Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
Clifton Ranger District
Hours: M-F 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Bringham Fire: June 29 – July 1, 2020 Update
Over the weekend, fire crews continued structure protection work for the cabins and private properties within the fire’s vicinity. Besides clearing brush and other flammable materials away from structures, crews applied aluminized structure wrap, or cabin wrap, to the exterior of VT Cabin and Smith Place to protect them from radiant heat and embers. Red Flag conditions persisted over the Bringham fire on Sunday and tested control lines. A Red Flag Warning is a term used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of the potential for extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. A Red Flag Warning is in effect on Monday from noon to 8:00p.m.
Lookouts will be posted to monitor the fires movement near the Blue River Ranches north east of the Bringham fire, and in other areas where values at risk have been identified. Fire crews will continue to patrol Highway 191 along the fires edge to extinguish any areas of active fire, and helicopters will continue to provide bucket drops to cool hot spots and aide in fire suppression efforts. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is expected to arrive at the fire this week to assess rehabilitation needs and begin their work to reduce the environmental impacts of the Bringham fire.
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 July 4, 2020 and may be extended as needed. 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 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