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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, Thursday, July 9, 2020

Wood Springs 2 Fire Wildfire
News – 7/9/2020

Wood Springs 2 Fire Daily Update, Thursday, July 9, 2020

Crews Continue Restoration of Containment Lines, Personnel and Equipment Begin Heading Home

Location: 5 miles west of Sawmill, AZ Resources: 309 personnel
Cause: Lightning
Percent containment: 96%
Size: 12,861 acres

Fire activity: Yá’át’ééh abiní.

Crews on all sides of the fire have worked to restore disturbed areas caused by suppression efforts and get approval from local officials that these areas have sufficiently been restored to a more natural state. Today firefighters will monitor and patrol the fire perimeter to ensure containment lines hold. Crews and equipment will begin to return to their home agencies.

Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 would like to thank the Navajo Nation for welcoming us into your community and for your partnership and support as we worked to protect your lands.  At 6:00 Friday morning, Bureau of Indian Affair Wildland Fire and Aviation Management - Navajo Region, the local agency, will take over fire suppression duties on the Wood Springs 2 Fire.

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: High pressure begins to build back over the area which could lead to increased smoke from fire activity in un-burned pockets. Smoke is likely to linger in low lying areas during the overnight and early morning hours.

Weather: Higher temperatures and lower humidity levels could allow fire activity increase and areas well inside the fire line may burn and put up smoke.

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 sites, which firefighters have worked hard to protect.

Closures and Restrictions: An executive closure order for the fire area remains in place, so the general public should continue to avoid the wildfire area.

Road Closures: The following roads remain closed.  Navajo Route 7 is closed from Sawmill to Three Turkey Ruin Junction and N26 is closed from where it intersects N27 out to Route 7. N27 and N201 remain open for general public travel.

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