Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
HEBER, Ariz., June 21, 2021 – The Wyrick Fire near Heber was approximately 5,700 acres Monday morning. Due to the heat and dry conditions, the fire remained active on all fronts. Predominate winds out of the west southwest, pushed the fire mostly to the east. A Type 2 Incident Management Team under the command of Mark Bernal is scheduled to assume management of the fire Tuesday, June 22.
Closures and Evacuations: The Wyrick Fire has advanced toward Heber, and reached a starting point for setting evacuations into motion in Heber and Overgaard. Current status as of 3 pm:
Areas in READY Status: Overgaard south of Highway 260 High Country Pines in Heber Kendall Ranch / Camp Ponderosa Areas in SET Status: Areas in Heber not identified as Ready or Go status Chevelon Ranches and Retreat Communities in Overgaard south of Highway 277 and North of Highway 260 Areas in GO Status: Antelope Valley Despain Ranch Heber and Overgaard North of 260 AND 277
Smoke: Smoke from the Wyrick Fire will disperse to the north, northeast and settle into the local drainages at night and in the early morning. An interactive smoke map at https://fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to search for current smoke information. For information on the Wyrick Fire see InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7558/ and Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests website at www.fs.usda.gov/asnf.