Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:21:58 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Gin Fire
Last Updated
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:20 AM MST
(3 months ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, August 16, 2020 4:01 PM MST
(5 months ago)
Incident Type
6.2 miles N of Copper Hill, AZ
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Tonto National Forest
Contain: 09/15/20 1200 | Control: 09/30/20 1800 | Out: 09/30/20 1800
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

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.

Incident Type
Date of Origin
Sunday August 16th, 2020 approx. 04:00 PM
Incident Commander
Mark Bernal
33.525, -110.731
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
Tall Grass, Brush
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 Concerns
Temperatures up to 97 degrees. Humidity levels 20-25%.
Shifting winds, especially in the afternoon.
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
Dispatch Contact
Phoenix Interagency Fire Center | Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 480-457-1551
Website: https://www.az-phc.com/
Incident Map

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