Deer Fire Update 6.3.19

Incident Start Date: 5/28/2019  Cause: Lightning/ Natural Size: 335 acres Containment: 0%
Incident Type: Wildfire Vegetation Type: Timber & Short Grass Suppression Strategy: Confine & Point Zone Protection, Resources Assigned: Engines: 4, Crews: 2
Total Personnel: 39 personnel, Black Mesa Hotshots & Fort Apache Crew

Current Situation: On May 28, 2019, Fire managers received a report of smoke in the vicinity of Campbell Blue drainage west of Luce Ranch. Due to safety concerns from the overabundance of snags from the 2011 Wallow Fire, as well as steep slopes, this naturally occurring low intensity fire is currently being monitored by both onsite crews as well as air resources. The lightening caused fire will continue consumption of unburned fuels with growth to the south and west.
Today’s Plan: Fire personnel will continue to focus on protection of Luce Ranch, power-lines and monitor perimeter growth. Construction of containment lines from Luce Ranch, west to Forest Road 8882 and from the fires’ southern edge, south to Forest Road 58H started today and will continue until in place (see map). These containment lines, once in place, allow for the safest monitoring and containment of the fire in its current state.
Smoky Conditions Remain in the Area: Smoke from the Deer Fire may be visible from Arizona State Highway 191, south of Alpine and in the vicinity of Campbell Blue. 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
for additional information regarding the dangers of wildfire and prescribed burn smoke and wildfire preparedness.
Closures and Restrictions: Motorists are asked to be aware of fire crews and drive carefully through the area.
Road and Trail Closures: none

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