Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Bonito Rock
FIRE
1,668.0
acres
13.4 mi
ESE of East Fork, AZ
40%
contained
Fire Status:
OUT
Last Updated:
6 months ago
Incident #:
2021-AZFTA-000129
Fire Start:
Monday, April 19, 2021 2:29 PM MST
Fuels:
Grass, Pp,
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 05/01/21 1800 | Control: 05/07/21 1800 | Out: 05/21/21 1800
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Indian Affairs — Fort Apache Agency

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 7 months ago

Incident Photo for the Bonito Rock Fire

The Bonito Rock fire is burning on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in a remote location, in very rugged terrain, and is located 15 miles southeast of Whiteriver, AZ.

On May 01, 2021 the fire transitioned from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Team back to a Type 4 fire organization led by Incident Commander Carlton Goseyun. This is the final update on the Bonito Rock fire from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team unless conditions worsen, or factors determine otherwise.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Monday, April 19, 2021 12:00 AM MST
Location:
15 miles Southeast of Whiteriver, AZ
Incident Commander:
Carlton Goseyun
Coordinates:
33.723, -109.714

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
173
Size (Acres):
1,668
Containment:
40%
Fuels Involved:
Timber (Litter and Understory), Timber (Grass and Understory), Brush (2 feet)
Significant Events:
Minimal, Smoldering, Creeping

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Continue to hold and patrol previous control lines. Continue contingency line prep.
Projected Incident Activity:
Weather will become hotter and drier. Interior unburned pockets may begin to show more heat/ smoke. Resources will hold and mop up control lines.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
High pressure building into the region will result in dry and much warmer weather on Saturday. Expect low afternoon humidity. East to northeast winds will shift to westerly and increase by Saturday afternoon.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Candy Lupe
Phone: 928-205-5662
Fire Unit Information
Fort Apache Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 560 Whiteriver Arizona 85941
Whiteriver, AZ 85941

Dispatch Contact

Show Low Interagency Dispatch Center | Show Low, AZ
928-537-5305