Firefighters Making Progress On G22 Firelines G22 Fire Update: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE
Incident Management Team
Ben Plumb – Incident Commander
Public Information Officer: 928-245-1585

Firefighters Making Progress On G22 Firelines
G22 Fire Update: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Location of Origin: 10 miles northwest of Cibecue, Arizona
Start Date: April 3, 2021
Size: 2,008 Acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Percent Contained: 21
Personnel: 171
Fuels:Grass/brush understory, snags, pine-stringers
Resources Assigned: 8 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 4 engine, 2 dozers, 2-20 person IHC crews, 2-Type 2 IA hand crews, 10 person IA hand crew, 2 water tenders, 2 medical teams, 1 Rapid Extraction Medic Team (REMS), 1 type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, and other miscellaneous incident management overhead.

Operations: Yesterday’s burnout operations were successful and threats to containment lines have been moderated. Crews will continue to monitor areas where firing operations were conducted yesterday and will work to hold the burned edges on the south and west flanks. Firefighters will mop-up along the already burned flanks today, extinguishing any hot spots, to increase the width of the blackened edges and secure containment lines along the north and east flanks.

Closures: The junction of the 27/28 road, north of Grasshopper Ranch and Salt Creek north of Chediski Lookout, is closed due to fire activity.

Weather: Winds will begin to strengthen today with expected gusts up to 28 mph, with a high of 68 degrees. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening, and is issued when the combination of dry fuels and weather conditions support extreme fire danger.

Values at risk: Fire fighter and public safety are the highest priorities for the incident management team. The G22 fire area includes important lands to the White Mountain Apache people. Firefighters are working to protect commercial timberlands, watersheds, riparian areas, rangelands, heritage sites, and recreation and wilderness areas.

Safety: Smoke may be visible from Cibecue and White Mountain communities, and along U.S. 60 and 260. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.

Official fire information can be found on these sites.
• G22 Fire Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7371/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIAFAAFireMgt/
• Apache-Sitgreaves NFs: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/asnf/news-events
• ADEQ Air Quality Information: https://azdeq.gov/node/7077

White Mountain Zone
Type 3 Incident Management Team

Firefighters Battle To Contain G22 Fire

WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE
Incident Management Team
Ben Plumb – Incident Commander
Public Information Officer: 928-245-1585

Firefighters Battle To Contain G22 Fire
G22 Fire Update: Monday, April 12, 2021

Location of Origin: 10 miles northwest of Cibecue, Arizona
Start Date: April 3, 2021
Size: 1,761 Acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Percent Contained: 10
Personnel: 159
Fuels:Grass/brush understory, snags, pine-stringers
Resources Assigned: 7 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 4 engine, 2 dozers, 2-20 person IHC crews, 19-person IA hand crew, 10 person IA hand crew, 2 water tenders, 2 medical teams, 1 Rapid Extraction Medic Team (REMS), 1 type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, and other miscellaneous incident management overhead.

Operations: Yesterday, firefighters patrolled roads in the most active portions of the fire to assess any threats and extinguish hot spots near containment lines. Burnout operations were successful in holding the fires spread along the northern flank, and containment lines were completed. Prep work for additional burnout operations will continue today with the assistance of a type 1 helicopter that will be used to support tactical maneuvers. The priority for fire managers is to hold the already burned edges on the southern, western, and northern flanks. Crews will conduct firing operations on the eastern flank today.

Closures: The junction of the 27/28 road, north of Grasshopper Ranch and Salt Creek north of Chediski Lookout, is closed due to fire activity.

Weather: The forecast is calling for more warm and dry conditions with southwest winds gusting up to 23 mph and a high of 69. Winds are expected to increase tomorrow and could produce critical fire weather conditions.

Values at risk: Fire fighter and public safety are the highest priorities for the incident management team. The G22 fire area includes important lands to the White Mountain Apache people. Firefighters are working to protect commercial timberlands, watersheds, riparian areas, rangelands, heritage sites, and recreation and wilderness areas.

Safety: Smoke may be visible from Cibecue and White Mountain communities, and along U.S. 60 and 260. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.

Official fire information can be found on these sites.
• G22 Fire Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7371/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIAFAAFireMgt/
• Apache-Sitgreaves NFs: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/asnf/news-events
• ADEQ Air Quality Information: https://azdeq.gov/node/7077

White Mountain Zone
Type 3 Incident Management Team

Wildland Fire Crews Fight Fire with Fire – G22 Fire Update: Sunday, April 11, 2021

WHITE MOUNTAIN ZONE
Incident Management Team
Ben Plumb – Incident Commander
Public Information Officer: 928-245-1585

Wildland Fire Crews Fight Fire with Fire
G22 Fire Update: Sunday, April 11, 2021

Location of Origin: 10 miles northwest of Cibecue, Arizona
Start Date: April 3, 2021
Size: 1,711 Acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Percent Contained: 0
Personnel: 122
Fuels:Grass/brush understory, snags, pine-stringers
Resources Assigned: 7 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 4 engine, 2 dozers, 2-20 person IHC crews, 19-person IA hand crew, 10 person IA hand crew, 2 water tenders, 2 medical teams, 1 Rapid Extraction Medic Team (REMS), 1 type 3 helicopter, and other miscellaneous incident management overhead.

Operations: Roads act as critical holding features, or fire barriers, during burnout operations, and yesterday’s actions were successful and are holding steady. Firefighting crews worked to tie in, or connect, pieces of fire line to further secure perimeters along the active portions of the G22 fire. Prep work for additional burnout operations will continue today, and fire crews will look for opportunities to construct containment lines where it is safe to do so, while holding the already burned edges on the south and west flanks.

Closures: The junction of the 27/28 road, north of Grasshopper Ranch and Salt Creek north of Chediski Lookout, is closed due to fire activity.

Weather: Cooler temperatures are expected today with highs near 69 degrees, and wind gusts up to 25 mph. A low pressure system is forecast to move into the area on Monday and could produce critical fire weather conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Values at risk: Fire fighter and public safety are the highest priorities for the incident management team. The G22 fire area includes important lands to the White Mountain Apache people. Firefighters are working to protect commercial timberlands, watersheds, riparian areas, rangelands, heritage sites, and recreation and wilderness areas.

Safety: Smoke may be visible from Cibecue and White Mountain communities, and along U.S. 60 and 260. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.

Official fire information can be found on these sites.
• G22 Fire Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7371/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIAFAAFireMgt/
• Apache-Sitgreaves NFs: https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/asnf/news-events
• ADEQ Air Quality Information: https://azdeq.gov/node/7077

White Mountain Zone
Type 3 Incident Management Team