33 Springs Fire-UPDATE

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October 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

 

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017

Size:  Approximately 1,685 acres

Percent contained:  50%

Personnel Assigned: 70

Growth Potential: Low

Cause:  Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

                                                               

Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Southwest winds produced strong gusty winds today but the fire lines held and there was no additional growth. Dozer lines and hand lines are complete around the perimeter of the fire, and crews continued to patrol and mop up the southern, eastern and northern flanks of the fire today. On October 14, the 33 Springs Fire is planned to transition from a Type 3 fire to a Type 4 fire because it has become less complex and less of a threat. No changes are expected over the weekend, however, the fire will be constantly evaluated and monitored by fire personnel on the scene.

 

Structures Threatened: The threat is diminished at this time.

 

Resources Assigned: 3 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Water Tender, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

 

Fire Information:

October 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017

Size:  Approximately 1,685 acres

Percent contained:  50%

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 120

Growth Potential: Moderate

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

                                               

Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Southwest winds are expected to produce strong gusty winds up to 35mph. Dozer lines and hand lines have been completed around the perimeter of the fire. Today crews plan to patrol and mop up the southern, eastern and northern flanks of the fire lines. Acreage reduction from yesterday’s approximation is due to better fire mapping.

 

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

 

Resources Assigned: 1 Type 3 engines, 8 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Initial Attack crew, 3 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

 

Fire Information:

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

o   Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests https://www.fs.usda.gov/news/asnf/news-events

October 11, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

 

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017

Size:  Approximately 1,800 acres

Percent contained:  15%

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 130

Growth Potential: Moderate

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

                                                               

Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. A cold front moving through today is expected to produce strong gusty winds from the south. Today crews plan to patrol and mop up the southern and eastern flanks of the fire lines, look for opportunities to put in a second contingency dozer line to the north, and use roadways to stop any northern movement. Crews will also continue to conduct burn-out operations on the north and west sides of the fire as needed.

 

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

 

Resources Assigned: 3 Type 3 engines, 9 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 1 Initial Attack crew, 4 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 Arizona State DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

 

Fire Information:

October 10, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017

Size:  Approximately 1,500 acres

Percent contained:  0%

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 100

Growth Potential: Moderate

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

                                                               

Summary: The fire is in steep, rugged terrain in Leonard Canyon, 17 miles northwest of Forest Lakes, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Strong southwest winds on October 8, 2017, caused the fire to cross holding lines. Winds are expected to shift back to the South-Southwest today. On Tuesday, October 10, a Type 3 Incident Commander took over the fire. Planned actions are to continue holding southern lines near residences, continue with burn operations on the eastern line, look for opportunities to put dozer line to the north, use roadways to stop northern movement and look for opportunities to tie fire back into Leonard Canyon on the Western boundary.

 

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

 

Resources Assigned: 3 Type 3 engines, 6 Type 6 engines, 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew, 3 Dozers, 1 Type 3 Helicopter, 2 Water Tenders, 2 DOC Crews, and miscellaneous overhead.

 

Fire Information:

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

October 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017

Size:  Approximately 750 – 1,000 acres

Percent contained:  0%

Cause:  Lightning

Personnel Assigned: 75

Growth Potential: Moderate

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer                

Summary: With strong southwest winds today the fire crossed holding lines and is now a potential threat to nearby structures on the northern perimeter. For safety concerns, some campers along FS 56 road were evacuated and private land owners were given notice today. Fire crews plan to construct new control lines on the northern perimeter. On Monday, October 9, a Type 3 Incident Commander will take over the fire, and additional resource have been ordered including 2 Type 6 engines and 2 additional crews.  The fire is in steep terrain in Leonard Canyon, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Fire crews continue to construct fire lines and are scouting natural features to assess and contain the fire. Lines are being constructed on the southern flank and road systems are being used to further containment measures. Fire crews will continue to be on the scene this weekend and into next week.

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

Resources Assigned: 1 USFS Type 3 Engine, 1 USFS Type 6 Engine, 1 USFS Dozer, 2 Type 2 State Crews, miscellaneous personnel.

Fire Information:

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

October 7, 2017 at 5:00 pm

 

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017

Size:  Approximately 230 acres

Cause:  Lightning

Percent contained:  0%

Personnel Assigned: 75

Growth Potential: Moderate

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer        

                               

Summary: The fire is in steep terrain in Leonard Canyon, bordering the Coconino National Forest. Fire crews continued to construct fire lines and are scouting natural features to assess and contain the fire. Lines are being constructed on the southern flank and road systems are being used to further containment measures. Burn out operations along fire lines were conducted last night and today. Fire crews will continue to be on the scene this weekend and into next week.

 

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

 

Resources Assigned: 1 USFS Type 3 Engine, 1 USFS Type 6 Engine, 1 USFS Dozer, 2 Type 2 State Crews, miscellaneous personnel.

 

Fire Information:

October 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm

 

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Coconino County, Arizona
  • Northwest of Forest Lakes in Leonard Canyon

 

Start Date:  October 6, 2017                                                             Percent contained:  0%

Size:  Approximately 150 acres                                                       Personnel Assigned: 25-30

Cause:  Lightning                                                                                  Growth Potential: Moderate

 

Vegetation: Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

                                               

Summary: Fire personnel are on scene, and more are enroute. The fire is in steep terrain in Leonard Canyon. Fire crews started to construct fire lines and are scouting natural features to asses and contain the fire. Lines are being constructed on the southern flank and road systems are being used to further containment measures.

 

Structures Threatened: Some homes and structures are potentially threatened.

 

Resources Assigned: 1 Heber-Overgaard T6 engine, 1 Forest Lakes T6 engine, 1 Heber-Overgaard water tender, 1 Forest Lakes water tender, 1 USFS dozer, 1 Department of Corrections crew.

 

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