***377 Fire Update***

Discovered: Monday, June 4, 2018

Location:  5 miles northeast of Heber/Overgaard, Arizona

Percent contained:  55%

Size: 4833 acres

Cause: Human Caused

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper, grass understory

Personnel Assigned: 280

Update: Crews working on the 377 fire faced weather related challenges today including low humidity, gusty winds, blowing ash and debris, and frequent dust devils traveling through the fire zone. Observed fire behavior included single tree torching and multiple hot spot flair-ups in the interior portions of the fire.  Hotspots near the fire line were extinguished as they occurred as crews continued to secure and reinforce the fire line. Today’s efforts resulted in a significant increase in the containment percentage.

Two firefighters on the fire lines received minor injuries in separate events during today’s operational period. Each was transported to a local hospital, treated, and released.

Tomorrow crews will continue with reinforcement, mop-up, monitoring, and patrolling of the fire lines.

Weather: Tomorrow conditions will reach near critical fire weather with high temperatures in the high 80s, and daytime relative humidity down to 7%. Winds will be 15 to 20 miles per hour (mph) and gusts to 30 mph.

Closures and Evacuations: Arizona State Route 377 is closed from Holbrook to the State Route 277 Junction. State Route 277 is open in both directions with reduced speed limits through the fire zone.

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5825/   

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs

Twitter: @A_SNFs

Know Before You Go:

  • Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412
  • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
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*** 377 Fire Update ***

Discovered: Monday, June 4, 2018

Percent contained:  20%

Size: 5180 acres

Cause: Human Caused

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper, grass understory

Personnel Assigned: 335

Update: Containment was achieved by crews working to improve and enforce dozer lines north of Forest Service Road 488 and east of Pierce Wash.  Water drops were also used throughout the day. There was a 72 acre fire at mile marker 19 on State Route 377 that was called controlled. Little to no growth occurred today in the main fire.

Navopache Electric Cooperative crews worked throughout the night, and continued working throughout the day to restore power to the Heber-Overgaard community this evening.

Tomorrow crews will patrol containment lines, assess unburned green islands, continue to enforce and secure the fire line. Air support will help to keep the fire within the control lines.

Weather: Warm dry weather will continue with high temperatures reaching into the high 80’s, and daytime relative humidity in the single digits. Winds will be 11 to 21 miles per hour (mph) and gusts to 31 mph.

Closures and Evacuations: Arizona Department of Transportation opened State Route 277 for travel with reduced speed in the fire area due to fire equipment and crews. The entire length of State Route 377 remains closed from Holbrook to State Route 277.  Despain Ranch remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5825/                         Web: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs        Twitter: @A_SNFs

 Know Before You Go:

  • Northeastern Arizona Public Information System: http://311info.net/ or call 311 or 928.333.3412
  • Arizona Fire Restrictions: http://firerestrictions.us/az/
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377 Fire June 5, 2018 PM Update

Discovered: Monday, June 4, 2018

Location:  5 miles northeast of Heber/Overgaard, Arizona

Percent contained:  20%

Size: 4900 acres

Cause: Human Caused                                                                                                  

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper, grass understory

Personnel Assigned: 335

Update: Containment was achieved by crews working to improve and enforce dozer lines north of Forest Service Road 488 and east of Pierce Wash.  Water drops were also used throughout the day. There was a 72 acre fire at mile marker 19 on State Route 377 that was called controlled. Little to no growth occurred today in the main fire.

Navopache Electric Cooperative crews worked throughout the night, and continued working throughout the day to restore power to the Heber-Overgaard community this evening.

Tomorrow crews will patrol containment lines, assess unburned green islands, continue to enforce and secure the fire line. Air support will help to keep the fire within the control lines.

Weather: Warm dry weather will continue with high temperatures reaching into the high 80’s, and daytime relative humidity in the single digits. Winds will be 11 to 21 miles per hour (mph) and gusts to 31 mph. 

Closures and Evacuations: Arizona Department of Transportation opened State Route 277 for travel with reduced speed in the fire area due to fire equipment and crews. The entire length of State Route 377 remains closed from Holbrook to State Route 277.  Despain Ranch remains under a mandatory evacuation order.

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