Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team
Assumes Command of Shamrock Fire
Shamrock Fire – June 11, 2021 Daily Update
Acres: Approximately 425 acres
Start Date: June 9, 2021
Cause: Under Investigation
Total personnel: 98
Location: 11 miles northeast of Nogales, AZ
Fuels: Short grass and brush
Highlights: The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Darrel Howell, assumed command of the Shamrock Fire this morning, Friday, June 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM. A Type 3 Incident Management Team brings additional resources and management capabilities to manage the increasingly complex fire.
Operations: As the new team takes command of the fire suppression efforts, fire managers will build on the operational strategies that were developed from the start of the fire. Resources assigned include: 4 crews, 6 engines, 3 Very Large Air Tankers (VLATS), 3 Large Air Tankers (LATS), 3 helicopters, 1 Air Attack, 1 Lead Plane, and miscellaneous overhead. Today, these resources will be assigned to critical areas around the fire to best minimize the growth. Special attention will be given to those locations where critical natural, cultural, and physical assets are threatened. Crews may be challenged by the continued dry conditions, high temperatures, and steep terrain expected over the next week. In addition to full suppression of the Shamrock Fire, the incident management team is also responsible for responding to any new fire starts in the area surrounding the fire.
Safety: Health and safety of firefighters and the public is the first priority. Firefighters are conducting operations under protocols to mitigate the risk of COVID-19.
Restrictions: A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the Shamrock Fire to ensure safe air operations. Due to increased fire activity and dry conditions, Stage 2 fire restrictions are currently in effect in southeastern Arizona. Forest visitors are reminded to comply with all restrictions to help reduce the risk for human-caused wildfire. For a more detailed explanation concerning agency restrictions and fire information in general, please visit https://wildlandfire.az.gov/fire-restrictions or contact the nearest land management agency office.