Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Saturday, June 15, 2024 5:58:42 PM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2023-AZFTA-000555
FWAC Incident ID
38277474
Incident Name
Cottonwood Ridge Fire
Last Updated
Thursday, September 28, 2023 5:31 PM MDT
(9 months ago)
Fire Reported
Sunday, July 23, 2023 8:17 AM MDT
(11 months ago)
State
Arizona
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
6 miles S of Linden, AZ
Responsible Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Responsible Fire Unit
Fort Apache Agency
Fuels
Pinon & Juniper
Notes
Contain: 08/14/2023 09:20 | Control: 08/16/2023 11:40
Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Cottonwood Ridge Fire is a lightning-caused fire that started on July 23, 2023. The fire is approximately 4 miles south/southwest of Show Low on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. 

For an interactive fire map visit: https://maps.nwcg.gov

Last Updated
Fri, Aug 4, 2023 12:23 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Fire Discovered
Sun, Jul 23, 2023 3:20 PM UTC
Location
4 miles South/Southwest of Show Low, AZ
Incident Commander
BIA Fort Apache Agency, Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 (Mark Bernal, Incident Commander)
Coordinates
34.183333333333, -110.15611111111
Total Personnel
407 (includes total personnel for Cottonwood Ridge, Snake Ridge, Mustang Ridge and Spoon Fires)
Size
345 Acres
Containment
90%
Estimated Containment Date
Thu, Aug 31, 2023
Fuels Involved

Fire fuels are primarily mature ponderosa pine, grass, brush, gambel oak and clumps of manzanita.

Significant Events

As of 8/3/2023, fire behavior is minimal and smoldering. The fire has not seen significant growth in the past 6 days, and possibility of additional growth is minimal.

Remarks
The southwest portion of Fort Apache is closed, including all Salt River sites within the closure area. Fort Apache Agency is currently in Stage 2 fire restrictions. Show Low, Navajo County and Apache Sitgreaves National Forest: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
Incident Map

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