Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Tuesday, July 16, 2024 2:46:51 AM MDT

Wildfire Incident Report


Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
www.fireweatheravalanche.org
Incident #
2023-NWCG-315008
FWAC Incident ID
53721075
Incident Name
Valentine Fire
Last Updated
Monday, October 2, 2023 2:00 PM MDT
(10 months ago)
Fire Reported
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:03 AM MDT
(11 months ago)
State
Arizona
Incident Type
Wildfire
Location
12.5 miles ESE of Bear Flat, AZ
Notes
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Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

The Valentine fire is a lightning caused wildfire that continues to be managed under a confine/contain strategy with the goal of reintroducing fire into a fire dependent ecosystem that has been excluded for more than 50 years. The intended result of managing naturally caused fires are to reduce hazardous fuels, encourage the growth of native forage, improve range conditions, increase species diversity, protect and improve wildlife habitat, improve watershed conditions and restore ecological balance while decreasing unnaturally high accumulations of fuel thus decreasing the potential for future fires to burn with unnaturally high severity in support of the Forest Service Wildfire Crisis Strategy https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/wildfire-crisis.  A local Type 3 Incident Management Organization has assumed command of the fire.

 

Last Updated
Tue, Sep 12, 2023 6:28 PM UTC
Incident Type
Wildfire
Cause
Lightning
Fire Discovered
Wed, Aug 16, 2023 5:03 PM UTC
Location
11 miles NE of Young, Arizona and 27 miles E of Payson, Arizona
Incident Commander
Tonto National Forest Type 3 Ryan Barela IC
Incident Description


Coordinates
34.242777777778, -110.85638888889
Total Personnel
203
Size
2,515 Acres
Fuels Involved

Hardwood litter and timber (litter and understory).

Significant Events

Increased fire behavior due to drying trend. 

Minimal
Creeping
Backing
Smoldering

Planned Actions
Today, resources will hold and monitor as wetting rains and scattered storms are expected across the fire area.
Remarks
Percent completion: 47%
Incident Map

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