Terrain
Satellite
OSM
West Chev
FIRE
1,170
acres
15.9 mi
NE of Christopher Creek, AZ
62%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTROLLED
Last Updated:
31 mins ago
Incident #:
2021-AZASF-000682
Fire Start:
Sunday, June 20, 2021 11:03 AM MST
Fuels:
Pp,grass, Brush
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 07/01/21 1800 | Control: 07/28/21 1055
Primary Fire Agency

US Forest Service — Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the West Chev Fire

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.  

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Unknown
Date of Origin:
Saturday, June 19, 2021 1:00 PM MST
Location:
13 NW of Heber, AZ
Incident Commander:
Bernal- SWIMT 5
Coordinates:
34.499, -110.833

Current Situation

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 Outlook

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 Synopsis

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

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