Wildfire Incident Information
Terrain
Satellite
OSM
This fire is no longer active
Fire Status
OUT
Last Updated
9 months ago
Fire Start
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 11:03 AM MDT
Incident #
2023-NWCG-315008
Dispatch Notes
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Primary Fire Agency

National Wildfire Coordinating Group

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview

Inciweb information was updated: 10 months ago

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.

 

Basic Incident Details

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

Current Situation

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 Outlook

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