Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Wyrick
FIRE
7,592
acres
21 mi
ENE of Christopher Creek, AZ
79%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
38 mins, 46 secs ago
Incident #:
2021-AZASF-000662
Fire Start:
Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:11 PM MST
Fuels:
Pj Grass
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 07/02/21 1800
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the Wyrick Fire

The Wyrick fire is located 2 miles north, and the West Chev fire 12.25 miles NW of Heber, AZ on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Type 2 Southwest Incident Management Team 5 under Incident Commander Mark Bernal took command of the fires at 0600 on Tuesday June, 22, 2021. Ground crews, air tankers and helicopters are working to suppress the fires and protect the communities near Heber-Overgaard.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Saturday, June 19, 2021 12:00 PM MST
Location:
2 miles NW of Heber, AZ
Incident Commander:
Bernal- SWIMT 5
Coordinates:
34.483, -110.669

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
264
Size (Acres):
7,592
Containment:
79%
Fuels Involved:
Timber, grass, chaparall
Significant Events:
The Wyrick Fire experienced minimal fire behavior today. Heat sources exist along portions of the perimeter but continue to decline.
Critically low live fuel moistures will accelerate the return of active fire behavior

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor, hold and improve existing firelines where we can safety insert fireline personnel. Assess and complete suppression repair needs across fire area.
Remarks:
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests has moved into Stage III fire restrictions, which prohibit public entry to national forest lands. This order has been put in place to protect public health and safety due to extreme fire
danger. Go to https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/asnf/alerts-notices/ for additional information

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Drier air moved in on northerly winds with mostly sunny skies, and clouds for midday afternoon hours. Fires stayed dry. Monday will transition as moisture begins to arrive on northeast and easterly winds through the day. isolated storms and showers possible in late afternoon and early evening hours.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Fire Information
Phone: 928-421-4539
Hours: 8am - 8pm
Fire Unit Information
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938

Dispatch Contact

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