Terrain
Satellite
OSM
McDonald Tank
FIRE
3,550.0
acres
23.9 mi
ESE of East Fork, AZ
95%
contained
Fire Status:
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
43 mins, 54 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-AZFTA-000336
Fire Start:
Sunday, May 23, 2021 11:50 AM MST
Fuels:
Grass/brush/timber
Primary Fire Agency

Bureau of Indian Affairs — Fort Apache Agency

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the McDonald Tank Fire

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.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Sunday, May 23, 2021 1:50 PM MST
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 Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor status
Remarks:
.

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