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Wood Springs 2 Fire

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Navajo Region Fire and Aviation Management
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Navajo Route 12 Bldg #264 Ft. Defiance AZ 86504 Arizona
Window Rock, AZ 86515

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Wood Springs 2 Fire Daily Update, Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wood Springs 2 Fire Wildfire
News – 7/8/2020

Containment Increases, Crews Begin Restoration of Containment Line

Location: 5 miles west of Sawmill, AZ
Resources: 379 personnel
Cause: Lightning
Percent containment: 83%
Size:
12,861 acres
Vegetation: Pińon-Juniper, ponderosa pine, sage, grasses
Fire activity: Yá’át’ééh abiní.

Firefighters continue to make steady progress toward fully containing the Wood Springs 2 Fire. Firefighters began to restore areas disturbed by containment and suppression efforts. They are focused on restoring the landscape to prevent adverse erosion along fire lines as well as to enhance, to the most extent possible, the aesthetics of the landscape. Crews will be securing and monitoring the remaining portions of uncontained fire line across Monument Canyon, and on the eastern side of the fire south of N 26. Total damages remain at five corrals and two outbuildings destroyed, and one hogan has minor fire damage. Cooperation on fire containment and related operations continues between fire personnel and local, tribal, and federal agencies.

Communities Affected: The fire occurs in the Nazlini and Kinlichee Chapters of the Navajo Nation. Portions of both chapters in the Fluted Rock area remain on high alert for evacuation due to the fire.

Smoke: As containment increases, smoke is expected to decrease. There are still areas of green islands inside the fire edge that could ignite and produce smoke.

Weather: Temperatures will drop a few degrees today, with a slight chance for isolated thunderstorms late in the day. Winds out of the Southwest may produce gusts of up to 25 miles per hour.

Values: Firefighter and public safety are the highest priorities. The fire area includes multiple communities, power lines, sheep and horse camps, and cultural and historical sitest.

Closures and Restrictions: An executive closure order for the fire area remains in place. The general public should avoid the wildfire area so as not to interfere with firefighting efforts. Navajo Route 7 between Sawmill and Three Turkey Ruin Junction remains closed.  N 26 also remains closed from where it intersects N27 out to Route 7. Roads that remain open are N27 and N201.

More Info: Official Wood Springs 2 Fire information can be found on Inciweb at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6813/ and on Facebook at BIA Wildland Fire Management – Navajo Region @BIANavajoRegion.

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