Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 3:52:02 AM MST

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2021-AZASF-000682
FWAC Incident ID
191450
Incident Name
West Chev Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, August 19, 2021 10:58 AM MST
(5 months ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:03 AM MST
(7 months ago)
State
Arizona
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
15.9 miles NE of Christopher Creek, AZ
Responsible Agency
US Forest Service
Responsible Fire Unit
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
Fuels
Pp,grass, Brush
Notes
Contain: 07/01/21 1800 | Control: 07/28/21 1055
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The West Chev Fire is located 13 miles from the Forest Lakes community on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves NFs. There is significant potential for rapid fire growth due to abundant fuels in the area. Woods Canyon Lake is closed and under evacuation.  

Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Unknown
Date of Origin
Saturday June 19th, 2021 approx. 01:00 PM
Location
13 NW of Heber, AZ
Incident Commander
Bernal- SWIMT 5
Coordinates
34.499, -110.833
Total Personnel
63
Size (Acres)
1,170
Containment
62%
Fuels Involved
Ponderosa pine, grass and brush
Significant Events
Fire spread was minimal. The few unburned pockets within containment lines continued to burn at low intensity with occasional isolated torching. No precipitation fell on the fire today.
Planned Actions
Crews will hold and improve existing fire lines and mop up will continue to secure the fires edge. Personell will work to protect T&E resources in the fire area. Cooler and moister weather will move into the area Monday.
Remarks
As of 6/24/2021, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is in 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.
Fire Public Information personnel hosted a virtual public meeting the evening of 6/23. Approximately 1300 people attended. Another virtual public meeting will be held Friday evening
Weather Concerns
Drier warmer northerly winds blew in Sunday resulting in seasonably warm, dry conditions. Monday will start a transition as moisture begins to arrive through the day. Isolated thunderstorms and showers possible in the late afternoon and early evening hours.
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
Phone: 928-537-5305
Incident Map

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