Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:26:29 AM MST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-AZFTA-000336
FWAC Incident ID
182079
Incident Name
McDonald Tank Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:58 AM MST
(6 months ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:50 AM MST
(8 months ago)
State
Arizona
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
23.9 miles ESE of East Fork, AZ
Responsible Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Responsible Fire Unit
Fort Apache Agency
Fuels
Grass/brush/timber
Notes
Contain: 06/22/21 1800
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The McDonald Tank fire is burning south of Tonto Lake near the Black River on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The fire's location is in steep and rugged terrain which presents operational challenges to firefighting efforts. On June 1, 2021 the fire transitioned to a Type 4 fire organization led by Incident Commander Carlton Guseyen. This is the final update from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team unless conditions worsen, or factors determine otherwise.

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Date of Origin
Sunday May 23rd, 2021 approx. 01:50 PM
Location
25 Miles SE of Whiteriver AZ
Coordinates
33.623, -109.571
Size (Acres)
3,550
Containment
95%
Fuels Involved
Timber (Litter and Understory), Brush (2 feet), Tall Grass (2.5 feet) Fuels are dry across all types and classes. Live fuel moistures are at critical levels and provide no suppressing effect on fire behavior.
Significant Events
Minimal, smoldering, creeping. Fire will continue to consume pockets of fuel as it moves around within control lines. Expect fire to continue to move around until ground fuel is consumed or the humidity recovers enough to take light fuels out of play for 4 to 5 hours.
Planned Actions
Monitor status
Remarks
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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
Phone: 928-537-5305
Incident Map

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