Terrain Satellite
Gin
FIRE
3,600
acres
6.1 mi
N of Copper Hill, AZ
1 month
it's burned for
UNKNOWN
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7017
Fire Start:
Sunday, August 16, 2020 9:00 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Gin Fire

The Gin Fire is burning in the Apache Mountains 5 miles north of Globe, AZ. The Gin Fire is lightning caused, and started Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 4:00 pm. The size of the fire is 3600 acres, burning in grass and brush. The Gin Fire is the result of 2 separate fires in the area that merged.  

Fire officials are cooperating and communicating with Arizona State Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Smoke may impact the communities of Globe, Miami, Claypool, and San Carlos.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Sunday August 16th, 2020 approx. 04:00 PM
Incident Commander:
Mark Bernal
Coordinates:
33.525, -110.731
Size (Acres):
3,600
Fuels Involved:
Tall Grass, Brush

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Scouting and planning for possible burnout operations and line construction along Highway 60 in the near future. Point protection for important values at risk in the fire area.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Temperatures up to 97 degrees. Humidity levels 20-25%.
Shifting winds, especially in the afternoon.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Salt, Gin and Griffin Fire Information Line
Phone: 928-421-4539
Hours: 8 am to 8 pm
Fire Unit Information
Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006