377 Fire FINAL Update, June 7, 2018 P.M.
Discovered: Monday, June 4, 2018
Location: 5 miles northeast of Heber/Overgaard, Arizona
Percent contained: 70%
Size: 4,514 acres
Cause: Human Caused
Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper, grass understory
Personnel Assigned: 111
Update: Despite strong sustained winds through the day fire lines surrounding the fire held strong. Flair-ups and single tree torching was observed within the interior of the fire; However, no significant threats to the line were detected. Crews continued to reinforce, mop-up, monitor, and patrol the fire line throughout the day.
Friday morning, command of the fire will transition to a Type 4 Incident Command, James McLaughlin, Incident Commander (IC) and Sean Loscudo, IC Trainee. Crews will continue to focus on mop-up, monitor, and patrol of the fire line.
This will be the final update issued by Chris Johnson’s White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team.
Weather: Tomorrow’s weather will again be close to critical fire weather, with temperatures in the low 90s and daytime relative humidity in the single digits. Winds will be 10 to 15 miles per hour (mph) and gusts to 25 mph.
Closures and Evacuations: Arizona State Route (SR) 377 between Holbrook and SR 277 is scheduled to re-open this evening at 8:00 p.m. with reduced speed limits through the fire zone. Motorists are reminded to drive with extreme caution through the fire zone. Be alert for fire crews working along the shoulder as well as emergency vehicles entering the highway. Visibility within the fire zone can drop to near zero without notice due to blowing dust, ash, and debris. With the opening of SR 377, all closures and evacuations related to the 377 Fire have been lifted.