26 Jun 2008, 7:22pm
Arizona
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Ethan Fire

Location: 12 miles SW of Phoenix , Maricopa Co., AZ

Specific Location: S of S 91st Ave., West Indian Springs Rd. Lat 33° 20′ 53″ , Lon 112° 16′ 46″

Date of Origin: 06/25/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/02/08 8:30 AM
Total Personnel: 88
Size: 6,661 acres
Percent Contained: 95%

Type 2 Management transferred command to Type 4 Management this morning at 0600.

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Situation as of 06/30/08 2:00 PM
Total Personnel: 129
Size: 6,661 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $766,728

Demobilization under way. Small interior islands (2-3 acre size) torching in southern portions of fire. Dust devil activity throughout fire area.

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Situation as of 06/29/08 1:00 PM
Total Personnel: 198
Size: 5,747 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

Costs to Date: $694,206

Evacuees returned to their residences. Dozer line completed along southern perimeter and burned out. Line is holding well.

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Situation as of 06/28/08 1:00 PM
Total Personnel: 211
Size: 5,437 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Mandatory evacuations of 18 structures near the SE of the fire due to potential fire impingement. One dozer became stuck while constructing dozer line on SE, and was unable to be pulled free. Operator was removed from dozer, and dozer was protected from fire by a retardant drop.

Approximately 2600 of reported acreage increase this reort due to more accurate mapping, plus the inclusion of all land within fire perimeter. Estimated actual fire acres increase from yesterday’s report is 1,400 acres.

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Situation as of 06/26/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 135
Size: 1,500 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Voluntary evacuations issued to a second subdivision around the 75th Ave and Estrella being affected by smoke. Evac’s due health respiratory reasons.

Early morning hours fire was backing. Winds shifted out of the West. Short spurts of spotting in the brush, 20-25′ flame lengths.

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Situation as of 06/25/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 88
Size: 400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Structures Threatened: 12 PRIM Structures Destroyed: NONE

Evacuations are occurring tonight in stages due to the high elderly population within 1/2 mile of fire.

Very active fire behavior with high winds, unable to make any direct or indirect attack due to lack of access and safety reasons.

26 Jun 2008, 7:14pm
Arizona
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Crystal Peak Fire

Location: 23 miles South of San Carlos, Graham Co., AZ

Specific Location: W side Mount Turnbull, Santa Teresa Mountains, Coronado National Forest, Lat 33° 2′ 0″, Lon 110° 19′ 9″

Date of Origin: 06/21/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 07/02/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 7
Size: 1,058 acres
Percent Contained: 90%

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Situation as of 06/27/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 28
Size: 1,058 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

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Situation as of 06/28/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 37
Size: 1,058 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

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Situation as of 06/25/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 21
Size: 1,058 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

26 Jun 2008, 7:05pm
Arizona
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Redington WFU Fire

Location: ~15 mi E San Manuel, Graham Co., AZ

Specific Location: S of Rhodes Peak, Galiuro Mtns., Coronado National Forest, Lat 32° 34′ 43″ , Lon 110° 24′ 23″

Date of Origin: 06/25/08
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 06/29/08 noon
Total Personnel: 2
Size: 2,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Recon flight planned. FUM2 will remain on forest as needed. This is the last 209 unless significant activity occurs. No smoke showing 6/28.

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Situation as of 06/27/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 2
Size: 1,800 acres
Percent Contained: 2%

Fixed wing flight to monitor. FUM2 Jacquie Parks will arrive 6/28/2008.

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Situation as of 06/25/08 7:00 PM
Total Personnel: 6
Size: 400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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25 Jun 2008, 3:14pm
Arizona
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Distillery Fire

Location: ~5 mi S of Saguaro N.P., Pima Co., AZ

Specific location: Coronado NF, N of I10, Lat 32° 4′ 4″; Lon 110° 32′ 20″

Date of Origin: 06/21/2008
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 06/30/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 14
Size: 8,050 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $1,750,000

Distillery and Castro turned back to local units at 1800 today. Saguaro National Park will continue Wildland Fire Use management of Chimenea.

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Situation as of 06/29/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 220
Size: 8,050 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $1,596,000

Distillery: 7950 acres. Castro: 25 acres. Chimenea: 75 acres. Line held around Castro, mop-up nearly completed. Fire Use Manager inserted on Chimenea WFU to monitor fire.

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Situation as of 06/28/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 337
Size: 7,980 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $1,412,000

Distillery: powerline road improvement completed. Fire suppression rehab 80% completed. Team assumed management of Castro and Chimenea lightning fires; both are within assigned initial attack area. Line completed around Castro, mop-up started. Chimenea approved for Wildland Fire Use.

Remarks: Distillery: 7950 acres. Castro: 20 acres. Chimenea: 10 acres.

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Situation as of 06/26/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 425
Size: 7,800 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $708,000

Monsoon moisture started about 1415. There was intense rain until about 1445. The entire fire received about 0.5 inches of rain with up to 1.0 inches on some portions.

Monitor fire activity, day expected to be dry. Develop and start implementation of suppresion activity rehab. Continue initial attack responsibilities. Demob about 40% of resources.

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Situation as of 06/24/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 91
Size: 5,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

The fire was lightning caused and is located in a designated wilderness area and so a confinement strategy was selected to steer the fire toward natural barriers. The decision was made on June 23 to order a Type II Incident Management Team based on the rapid spread of the fire from a wind event, the potential for smoke dispersal into the Rincon, San Pedro and Tucson Valleys, as well as values at risk which now include a power transmission line and scattered ranch facilities in the general vicinity. A confinement strategy is still being utilized with suppression action being taken as needed.

25 Jun 2008, 3:05pm
Arizona
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White Tank/Nuevo Fires

Location: southern Tumacacori Mountains ~12 miles E of Arivaca, Pima Co., AZ

Specific location: Coronado NF, W of I 19, Lat 31° 34′ 3″ Lon 111° 9′ 57″

Date of Origin: 06/23/2008
Cause: Human, under investigation

Situation as of 06/28/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 0 (Nuevo) 136 (White Tank)
Size: 9,668 acres (White Tank — 8,135; Nuevo — 1,533)
Percent Contained: 95%

Costs to Date: $373,006 (Nuevo) $650,276 (White Tank)

Demobilization of resources. Transition of command to the Nogales RD of the Coronado NF will occur at 18:00 on 6/29/08.

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Situation as of 06/26/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 92 (Nuevo) 203 (White Tank)
Size: 9,668 acres (White Tank — 8,135; Nuevo — 1,533)
Percent Contained: 35%

Cost to date: $416,486

The fire area received significant precipitation. Fire behavior moderated after the development of thunderstorms carrying precipitation. All active fire was moderated.

Drug trafficking activity led to Border Patrol intervention adjacent to the fire location.

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Situation as of 06/24/08 11:00 PM
Total Personnel: 260
Size: 9,500 acres (White Tank — 7,000, Nuevo — 2,500)
Percent Contained: 10%

A rural subdivision of approximately 30 homes southwest of Tubac is being given pre evacuation notification this evening for a possible evacuation tomorrow. A Type II IMT has been requested to take over this fire due to its size and complexity.

25 Jun 2008, 11:02am
Arizona California Nevada New Mexico
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Wed AM Update

We have updated all listed fires from information we gleaned last night. That info was sparse, as might be expected during this major fire bust (of historic proportions).

To access all active fires, click on “Archives_June 2008″ in the righthand sidebar. Scroll to the bottom and click “keep looking”. There are 15 postings per page, and 3 pages of active fires at present.

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.

21 Jun 2008, 9:17pm
Arizona
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Walla Valley Prescribed Burn

Location: North Rim Grand Canyon NP, about 9 mi west of developed area; in vicinity of Walla Valley and Point Sublime

Date of Origin: 06/21/2008 at 1821 hrs.
Cause: Deliberate ignition by GCNP

Situation as of 07/06/08 10:00 AM
Total Personnel: 24
Size: 450 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

Costs to Date: not reported to date

Fire received significant rain yesterday.

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ONE FATALITY. Firefighter Killed In Private Medical Helicopter Collision [here]

Situation as of 07/02/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 55
Size: 450 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

Costs to Date: not reported to date

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Situation as of 06/29/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 144
Size: 435 acres
Percent Contained: 35%

Costs to Date: not reported to date

Air resources continue to make excellent process in steep terrain. Fire behavior continues to be active. Planned Actions: continue to hold and prep dozer and handline. Utilize air resources.

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Situation as of 06/28/08 5:00 PM
Total Personnel: 106
Size: 300 acres
Percent Contained: 25%

Grand Canyon National Park fire management officials began the Walla Valley Prescribed Burn on Saturday, June 21, at 6:21 p.m. They intended to burn over 6,000 acres in a set fire that “mimicked” a lightning fire. After a few test starts, they backed off that plan and determined not to set any more fires. Since then firefighters from the GCNP, Kaibab National Forest, Summit Fire District, Flagstaff Fire Department, Zion National Park, Carson National Forest, Holbrook, and Saguaro National Park have been attempting to contain the test starts.

No costs to date were reported.

The following was reported: Air resources making great progress. Active group torching with short range spotting. Planned Actions: continue to hold dozer line and utilize air resources.

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Situation as of 06/21/08 8:00 PM
Total Personnel: 45
Size: 6,132 acres planned
Percent Contained: 0%

Grand Canyon National Park fire management officials determined that weather, fuel, and air quality conditions were within acceptable parameters and began the Walla Valley Prescribed Burn on Saturday, June 21, at 6:21 p.m. Incident Commander Chris Marks.

Weather: Lightning storms raked AZ and NM today, temps above 100 degrees. From the National Weather Service:

SUNDAY…
SKY/WEATHER………MOSTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE…..84-92.
24 HR TREND……LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY……..9-14 PCT.
24 HR TREND……UP 5 PCT.
WINDS (20 FT)…….LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
10000 FT MSL WIND…SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
CHANCE OF PRECIP….0 PERCENT.
LAL……………..1.
HAINES INDEX……..6 HIGH.
MIXING HEIGHT…….12200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS…..SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.

10 Jun 2008, 6:03pm
Arizona
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Betty WFU Fire

Location: S of Fredonia, Kaibab NF, Coconino Co. AZ

Specific Location: N of FR 274, W of Fr 22, and S of Burnt Corral

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

Situation as of 06/16/08 PM
Total Personnel: 17
Size: 200 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Reported Costs to Date: $29,000

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Situation as of 06/14/08 PM
Total Personnel: 40
Size: 160 acres
Percent Contained: to be limited in size to 200 acres

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Situation as of 06/10/08 AM
Total Personnel: 40
Size: 60 acres
Percent Contained: to be limited in size to 200 acres

Fire managers plan to keep the Betty WFU Fire within predetermined boundaries.

22 May 2008, 9:35am
Arizona
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Whitmire Fire

Location: 25 miles southwest of Safford, Graham Co., AZ

Specific location: Peloncillo Mountains, Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest

Date of Origin: 05/21/2008
Cause: human-caused, escaped USFS prescribed fire

Both the Whitmire Fire and the Frye Mesa Fire are escaped prescribed burns. They should never have been set in conditions of high temps, low humidity, and strong winds in the weather forecast. From the Coronado NF website, before the fires:

WHITMIRE PRESCRIBED FIRE IN PELONCILLO MOUNTAINS

TUCSON, AZ (May 14, 2023) - The week of May 19th, 2008, a prescribed fire is scheduled on the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The Whitmire Prescribed Fire will be undertaken in the Peloncillo Mountains of southwest New Mexico. Weather and other conditions permitting, 80 acres of National Forest Land will be burned as part of a study led by the Rocky Mountain Research Center.

Burn implementation was attempted on several occasions in the fall and early winter, however, storms prevented successful ignition. If conditions do not favor burning the week of May 19, the burn will be delayed until conditions are favorable, into mid-June.

The research is a watershed study which investigates the impacts of two prescribed burning prescriptions on several ecosystem components. Additional studies will cover the effects of fire on the movement of side-slope soils and stream channel deposits, soil nutrient changes, and flora and fauna.

The study is a joint partnership effort by the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Coronado National Forest, the Animas Foundation, and with local ranchers, who also are members of the Malpai Borderlands Group.

The burn is being implemented in coordination with other prescribed burns in the area to reduce the amount of smoke in the airshed. The burn will be ignited with south to west winds to eliminate smoke in any urban or smoke sensitive areas. Four 30 to 60 acre units will be burned over a four-day period, resulting in little, if any residual smoke after each unit is burned. The burn is not expected to have any impact on Forest users.

Situation as of 05/23/08
Total Personnel: 104
Size: 3,600 acres
Percent Contained: 50%

Reported costs to date: $40,000

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Situation as of 05/22/08
Total Personnel: 104+
Size: 3,600 acres
Percent Contained: 10%

Air resources grounded due to high winds. Extreme fire behavior was reported.

RED FLAG WARNING: Unseasonably strong low pressure system over the Great Basin and northern Arizona will result in yet another very windy day across all of southeast Arizona today (05/22/08). The combination of the strong winds, low humidities, and a very high to extreme fire danger rating has prompted the issuance of a red flag warning.

Winds west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the evening decreasing to 10 to 20 mph overnight.

22 May 2008, 9:35am
Arizona
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Frye Mesa Fire

Location: 4 miles southwest of Safford, Graham Co., AZ

Specific Location: northeast of Deadman Canyon, east of Frye Creek and north of Trap Peak in the Pinaleno Mountains.

Date of Origin: 05/20/2008
Cause: human-caused, USFS prescribed fire that escaped containment

Situation as of 05/24/08 8:30 AM

Steady rains, most crews and engines demobilized.  Mt. Graham closed to recreation use. Plan for today is monitoring.

Total Personnel: ???
Size: 3,100 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

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Situation as of 05/22/08
Total Personnel: 321
Size: 3,100 acres
Percent Contained: 30%

Reported costs to date: $134,000

From InciWeb: Evacuation of the Turkey Flat and Columbine residences were completed yesterday. However, due to the current fire situation, the Frye Mesa Road and Swift Trail (AZ Highway 366) are open again to the public. All closures have been lifted. Recreation use on Mt. Graham is open for Memorial Day weekend. Given the precipitation (0.82 inches recorded in the past 24 hours) and current weather prediction, it is highly likely the current incident management team strategy will succeed. The fire’s growth potential is low. Hand crews who were assigned to continue handline construction will be in camp today, and they will begin to be reassigned. Demobilization will begin today.

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Situation as of 05/22/08
Total Personnel: 250
Size: 2,500 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

Resources Assigned: 8 hotshot crews, one Arizona State Forestry Division Type 2 hand crew, 3 large airtankers, one single-engine air tanker, 2 light helicopters, 2 heavy helicopters.

Air resources grounded due to high winds. Extreme fire behavior was reported.

RED FLAG WARNING: Unseasonably strong low pressure system over the Great Basin and northern Arizona will result in yet another very windy day across all of southeast Arizona today (05/22/08). The combination of the strong winds, low humidities, and a very high to extreme fire danger rating has prompted the issuance of a red flag warning.

Winds west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the evening decreasing to 10 to 20 mph overnight.

13 May 2008, 10:38pm
Arizona
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Agua Caliente Prescribed Fire

Location: 20 miles E of Tucson, Pima Co. AZ

Specific location: Aqua Caliente Hill (Aqua Caliente Hill to Reddington Road)

Date of Origin: 05/12/08
Cause: prescribed fire

Current Situation
Total Personnel: 80
Size: 11,000 acres (intended at ignition)
Containment: 100% (intended at ignition)
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12 May 2008, 5:26pm
Arizona
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Eagle Fire

Location: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, south of Alpine, Gila Co., AZ

Specific Location: East Eagle Creek, Clifton RD

Date of Origin: 04/22/2008 at 180 hrs.
Cause: Human — ember From Citty Prescription fire set by USFS

Current Situation: 100% contained 5/1/08

Former situation
Total Personnel: 70
Size: 3,800 acres
Percent Contained: 100%

Fuels: ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, juniper

Summary: The Eagle Fire is on the Clifton Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. It was a prescribed fire started on Thursday, April 17,2023 but burned over containment lines into the East Eagle Creek drainage west of Highway 191.

12 May 2008, 5:08pm
Arizona
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22 WFU Fire

Location: 12 miles southeast of Tusayan, Kaibab NF, Coconino Co. AZ

Date of Origin: 05/06/2023 at 1430 hrs.
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 05/22/08
Total Personnel: 5
Size: 1,255 acres
Percent Contained: 100% ???

Kaibab NF no longer reporting on the 22 WFU Fire, although it is still burning and growing. Last known report indicated torching and spotting in ponderosa pine with short duration crown fire runs. Last reported acreage may represent some desired or projected size, not actual fire size.

RED FLAG WARNING: Unseasonably strong low pressure system over the Great Basin and northern Arizona will result in yet another very windy day across all of southeast Arizona today (05/22/08). The combination of the strong winds, low humidities, and a very high to extreme fire danger rating has prompted the issuance of a red flag warning.

Winds west 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph in the evening decreasing to 10 to 20 mph overnight.

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Situation as of 05/20/08
Total Personnel: 5
Size: 1,010 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

The 22 Fire has now exceed pre-planned size and has expanded beyond the pre-planned boundaries.

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Situation as of 05/19/08
Size 964 acres
Percent Contained 65%

Fire is moving again after smoldering in rains last week.

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Situation as of 05/14/08
Total Personnel: 5
Size: 900 acres
Percent Contained: 65%

InciWeb quote: Fire managers are pleased with the results of this wildland fire use event and the resource objectives that were met. The resource benefits to this area include hazardous fuels reduction, cultural resources and wildlife habitat protection and forest health improvement. Fire managers will continue to monitor the fire area.

Interpretation: The 22 WFU Fire did not blow up and destroy tens of thousands of acres of cultural resources and wildlife habitat as did the Kaibab’s Warm WFU Fire in 2006.

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Situation as of 05/13/08
Total Personnel: 45
Size: 812 acres
Percent Contained: 60%

The Kaibab NF has announced that the desired management area for this event is 1200 acres. No NEPA documents, such as Environmental Analysis or Environmental Impact Statements have been prepared for the “treatment.” No public involvement process was been implemented prior to this Federal action.

However, should the 22 WFU Fire get out of control, or do damage to resources, then a full NEPA process will be required prior to any rehabilitation efforts or actions.

No announcement has been made regarding the cost of this unprepared burning of public forests, nor of the damage to resources that has occurred.

Fire progression:

05/07 __ 25 acres
05/08 __ 133
05/11 __ 650
05/12 __ 812
05/14 __ 900

National Fire Weather report: Yesterday’s Red Flag Warning has been lifted. A strong cold front will continue to move across Arizona today bringing areas of rain and snow along with isolated thunderstorms, much higher afternoon minimum relative humidities, and much cooler temperatures. Locally accumulating snowfall will occur above 6500 feet over portions of northern and central Arizona. After a drier day on Wednesday scattered showers may return to portions of eastern and central Arizona for Thursday and Friday.

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Situation as of 05/12/08
Total Personnel: 45
Size: 650 acres
Percent Contained: 52%

Fuels Involved Grass, ponderosa pine, pinon juniper

Summary: The “22″ Wildland Fire Use fire is currently burning in a fairly open ponderosa pine stand interspersed with meadows. Roads and previously burned areas to the north, northeast and east will limit potential for significant growth. The fire is moving gradually to the southwest as local fire managers predicted. The “22″ Fire will continue to be managed as long as resource objectives are met.

Fire Behavior Primarily surface fire with 1-2 foot flame lengths, isolated interior tree torching.

Weather: Red Flag Weather Warning for strong winds
Current Wind Conditions: 8 mph SW
Current Temperature: 70 degrees
Current Humidity: 10 %

Remarks: Local public interest is high and being addressed by Fire Information Officer. So far, no significant smoke impacts to communities.

Statement released by Kaibab NF: WILLIAMS, Ariz. - Thunderstorms passed over the Kaibab National Forest on Tuesday afternoon igniting several fires on the Kaibab National Forest between Williams and Tusayan. Suppression actions are being taken on all of the new fires except the “22″ Wildland Fire Use fire on the Tusayan Ranger District. The “22″ Fire is about 25 acres, 10 miles southeast of the Tusayan community and is being managed for resource benefits. All of the other new starts have been contained at less than an acre.

The resource benefits from the “22″ Wildland Fire Use fire include: reducing hazardous fuels, protecting and improving wildlife habitat, protecting archaeological sites and restoring fire in its natural role in the ecosystem. This area has benefited from numerous prescribed fire projects over the past 5 years. These treated areas will act as natural barriers to rapid fire spread and will assist fire managers in keeping the fire within a pre-determined area. Actions have been taken to secure the north and the east sides of the “22″ Wildland Fire Use fire to allow it to back slowly into the wind toward the southwest.

Each natural ignition in a fire use management area must meet specific conditions before it can be managed for resource benefits. Some of the criteria include: whether threats to life, property or resources can be alleviated, if sufficient resources are available to manage an incident over the long-term and whether the potential risks outweigh the benefits of a specific wildland fire use incident. If the risks outweigh the benefits, the fire will be suppressed.

Once the decision is made that a fire will be put into wildland fire use status, fire managers actively manage the fire by determining the appropriate boundaries, weather conditions, fuels conditions, etc., under which the fire will be allowed to burn. The “22″ Wildland Fire Use Fire will be managed as a natural part of the ecosystem in a defined area as long as it continues to meet resource objectives.

12 May 2008, 5:00pm
Arizona
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Solano Fire

Location: 20 miles east of Sells, Pima Co., AZ

Specific Location: Tohono O’odham Nation, Arizona State Trust Land, and BLM Baboquivari Wilderness Area north of Baboquivari Peak.

Date of Origin: 05/09/2023 at 0639 hrs.
Cause: Human

Situation 05/15/08
Total Personnel 68
Size 2,545 acres
Percent Contained 95%
Estimated Containment Date 05/15/2008 at hrs.

Management responsibility for the Solano Fire passed to the Tohono O’odham Nation at 1800 on 5-14-08.

Planned Actions: patrol and mop-up

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Situation as of 05/14/08
Total Personnel 196
Size 2,177 acres
Percent Contained 90%
Estimated Containment Date 05/15/2008 at hrs.

Demobilization continues this morning, 5-14. The incident will be handed over to local agencies on 5-15.

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Situation as of 05/13/08
Total Personnel: 278
Size: 2,177 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Significant Events: Completion of all line surrounding fire. Demobilization began this morning at 0800.

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Situation as of 05/12/08
Total Personnel: 293
Size: 2,177 acres
Percent Contained: 40%
Estimated Containment Date: 05/15/2008 at hrs.

Costs to date: $563,000

Fuels: desert brush, juniper

Arizona State Type 2 IMT (Raley) are fighting the fire. Four miles of fireline remain to be built. No structures are threatened at this time. No injuries have been reported.

Red Flag Weather Warning: winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph today.

 
  
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