Navajo Region Fire and Aviation Management
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Navajo Route 12 Bldg #264 Ft. Defiance AZ 86504 Arizona
Window Rock, AZ 86515
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region Branch of Wildland Fire & Aviation Management Wildfire Update
Contact: Christopher Pineo, ChristopherS.Pineo@gmail.com
July, 13, 2020
Incident Name: Wood Springs 2 Fire
Date/Time Detected: June 27, 2020
Location: 5 miles west of Sawmill
Resources: 4 engines, 1 water tender, 1 bulldozer, 2 equipment bosses, 1 ambulance
Type of Burning/Fuel Type: Pińon-Juniper, ponderosa pine, sage, grasses
Size: 12,861 acres
Containment: 98 percent
BIA Wildland Fire and Aviation Management - Navajo Region Wraps Up Wood Springs 2 Fire
With the fire at 98 percent containment, BIA Wildland Fire and Aviation Management - Navajo Region transitioned the fire to a local Type IV organization. The assigned organization will continue monitoring the fire by aerial and ground patrol. This will be the last update on the Wood Springs 2 Fire.
Tentatively, road closures were rescinded at 7 am on Monday, July 13.
Before full containment, the fire started about five miles west of Sawmill, Arizona on June 27 as a result of lightning. The fire grew to 12,861 acres by July 9. Crews worked to protect power lines east of the fire and stop the fire from jumping Route 7. With cooperation from state, local, and tribal agencies, crews and equipment engaged the fire with road and area closures ensured by the Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President.
BIA Wildland Fire and Aviation Management - Navajo Region would like to extend appreciation to Navajo Nation government and chapter officials, tribal law enforcement, local and state agencies, and the Navajo Nation as a community for participation and support during the fire.
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