Turkey Fire Update


Springerville, Ariz., July 3, 2015, For Immediate Release — The Turkey Fire continues to burn across the forest floor reducing fuel accumulations and promoting forest health. Yesterday the fire received no moisture and continued to grow. Crews conducted burn outs on the Northeast portion of the fire along FS7 Rd as weather conditions allowed. Management of the fire will continue as long as conditions meet fire managers’ objectives.

TURKEY FIRE UPDATE Start Date:                   June 24, 2015

Acres Treated:             926 acres (management objective 3,275 acres)

Location:                     Five miles northeast of Pinetop, east of FS Road (FSR) 182, South of FSR 7 Behavior:                     Creeping, smoldering across the forest floor. Smoke:                        Noticeable along AZ Hwy 260 and US Hwy 60. Yesterday’s smoke dispersed to the

Southeast and may be visible in McNary.

Weather Forecast:       Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms throughout the week.

Closures:                     There are no road closures due to this fire.

Today’s Management Actions: The Turkey Fire is burning with low intensity along the forest floor east and south of Turkey Mountain. Crews continue to prep along roads around the planning area. It is anticipated that the fire crews will conduct burnouts where necessary as the fire move east of Turkey Mountain.

Find online information for the Turkey Fire on Inciweb at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov. Follow the forest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnf and Twitter at (@A_SNFs). Photos will be available on the forest Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/apachesitgreavesnf

Questions or concerns contact Ben Plumb, Lakeside Ranger District Assistant Fire Management Officer during regular business hours at (928) 368-2100 or by calling 311 or 928-333-3412. Also, check out the ASNFs website at: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf



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Smoke Visible from Blue Springs Fire South of Show Low

July 2, 2015 5:00 PM
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Wildland Fire Management
Contact: Candy Lupe, Public Information Officer, (928) 338-5425
July 2, 2015
Date started: June 29, 2015
Equipment: 2 Type 6 Engines, 1 Dozer
Location: North of the Community of Carrizo and west of Jump Off Canyon in the old Rodeo-Chediski Burn
Number of personnel: Fort Apache Hotshots, Apache 1 Type 2 IA Crew
Cause: Lightning
Structures threatened: none
Size: estimated at 100 acres
Fuel Type: Buck Brush, Manzanita, dead and down fuel and Pine Stringers
Percent contained: 0%
Summary: The lightning-ignited Blue Springs Fire is estimated to be approximately 100 acres. Fire behavior has been mild due to high humidity and recent showers. The Blue Springs Fire is being managed to achieve natural resource benefits and to reduce hazardous fuels. Fire managers plan to manage the Blue Springs Fire within predetermine boundaries (9710 acres). Today, Fire Crews will prepare the northern boundary and will conduct burn out operations.
Today, smoke may be more visible from highway 60 and surrounding communities. For updated information, you can call (928) 205-5662.

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NCSO Searching for Missing Elderly Male

7/1/15 @ 4:58  ****UPDATE – Mr. Harris has been located! ****

Thank you everyone for any and all assistance in this matter.

7/1/15 – Navajo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your assistance in locating Mr. Harold Harris. Mr. Harris is 78 years old with dementia and was last seen this morning at 8:30 leaving his home with his brown Chihuahua mix dog for a walk south of Walgreen’s area. Mr. Harris was wearing yellow shorts, dark blue shirt and a brown sweater. if you locate Mr. Harris please contact the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office at 928-524-4050 or call 911.

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