24 Jun 2008, 7:18pm
Arizona
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Hot Air Fire

Location: ~25 mi S of Alpine, 6 mi SW of Strayhorse, Greenlee Co. AZ

Specific Location: Apache-Sitgraves NF, Lat 33° 28′ 30″ Lon 109° 23′ 43″

Date of Origin: 06/22/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 06/29/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 157
Size: 8,300 acres
Percent Contained: not reported

Costs to Date: $562,000

Hwy 191 reopened. Transition with district to transfer command of fire on 6/30 at 0700. Continued rehab work (contour felling) in Sheep Saddle area. No further 209’s will be submitted unless there is significant fire activity or growth (> 500 acres per day).

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Situation as of 06/28/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 156
Size: 8,150 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Closure of Hwy 191 to continue through 6/29/08 and re-evaluated on 6/30. Future fire growth opportunities will be re-evaluated contingent upon monsoon prognosis and moisture.

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Situation as of 06/26/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 121
Size: 7,500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Secured Rose Peak Lookout and electronic site with burnout operations; Long Term Implementation Plan draft was completed. Burnout operation continuing along Highway 191. Highway 191 remains closed.

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Situation as of 06/23/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 71
Size: 1,200 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

State Highway 191 closed. Fire has the potential to become very large burning within the Blue Range Primitive Area. Fire active on all sides, sustained crown runs with spotting to 1/2 mile.

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