Alpine Ranger District Fire Update July 4, 2019

COLEMAN FIRE: Final Update
Incident Start Date: 6/29/2019 Cause: Lightning/ Natural Size: 990 acres Containment: 100%
Incident Type: Wildfire Vegetation Type: Timber & Short Grass Total Personnel: 4 personnel

Current Situation: Crews completed all burn out operations yesterday, bringing the fire to 100% containment. Smoke may be visible from the Coleman Fire as pockets of unburned fuels continue to burn within the fire perimeter.

This will be the last update for the Coleman Fire unless significant events occur.
Smoky Conditions Remain in the Area: Smoke from the Coleman Fire may be visible from Alpine, State Highway 191, south of Alpine and in the vicinity of the Campbell Blue River. Light smoke may continue to impact Campbell Blue and the Blue community.

BLUE RIVER FIRE:
Incident Start Date: 6/29/2019 Cause: Lightning/ Natural Size: 340 acres Containment: 10%
Incident Type: Wildfire Vegetation Type: Timber & Short Grass Total Personnel: 46

Current Situation Minimal activity was observed on the Blue River Fire on Wednesday. Fire managers are monitoring this fire and are prepared to take action if private or public assets are threatened. This low-intensity fire is being managed to reintroduce fire into the ecosystem, restore natural fire regimes, and remove excess fuels, thus reducing the risk of a more severe, high intensity wildfire later.

If conditions warrant, burn out operations may occur along control lines around the Blue River Ranch.

Smoky Conditions Remain in the Area: Smoke from the Blue River Fire may be visible from Alpine, the Blue River road going south of Alpine and in the vicinity of Campbell Blue drainage. Light smoke may continue to impact Campbell Blue and the Blue community.

Visitor Information: If you are sensitive to smoke, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website at http://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/extreme-weather/index.php#wildfires-home for additional information regarding the dangers of wildfire and prescribed burn smoke and wildfire preparedness.

o Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412

o Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/

o Fire Restrictions and Red Flag Alerts: http://wildlandfire.az.gov/

o Wildfires Near Me: http://www.wildfiresnearme.wfmrda.com/
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