Boulin
FIRE
4,309
acres
7.1 mi
NNW of Parks, AZ
60%
containment
ACTIVE
Last Updated: 23 mins, 11 secs ago
Incident #: NWCG-6511
Fire Start: Monday, August 5, 2019 11:00 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 day, 13 hours ago

The Boulin Fire, discovered on August 6, was caused by lightning and has grown to approximately 4039 acres. It is located near the junction of forest roads 141 and 713 approximately 9 miles north of Interstate 40 at the northwest corner of Spring Valley. It is currently 60% contained.

Managers used multiple strategies to contain this fire within a defined planning area of approximately 4200 acres. Fire was allowed to move towards designated roads that serve as safe and effective control features.

The Boulin fire has reached its maximumgrowth potential at 4039 acres. Crews willbegin working the affected areas by seeking out and mitigating any dangers that may exist to ensure public safety. The work will include dropping fire weakened snags near roadways and dispersed campsites, mopping up hot stump holes, and preparing for any soil erosion or run off that may occur.

A "Burn Area Risk Assessment" will be forthcoming to evaluate the potential needs for rehabilitation and to identify any other existing hazards.

The Boulin Fire is now 60% contained and has reached full potential for spread.


Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Monday August 05th, 2019 approx. 06:00 PM
Location:
9 miles north of Parks near Spring Valley.
Incident Commander:
Nick Behrends ICT4 Tyler Richwine ICT4T
Coordinates:
35.393, -112.011

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
20
Size (Acres):
4,309
Containment:
60%
Fuels Involved:
Ponderosa Pine, Grasses
Significant Events:
Ideal fire effects have been observed across much of the planning area. Fuels reduction occurred with heavy fuel loads being consumed off the surfaces, as well as ladder fuels being reduced off the lower portions of healthy tree stands. There was no damage to private property, heritage sites or range improvements, and the return of nutrients into the soils should enhance wildlife habitat considerably.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
The Boulin fire has reached its maximum growth potential at 4039 acres. Crews will begin working the affected areas by seeking out and mitigating any dangers that may exist to ensure public safety. The work will include dropping fire weakened snags near roadways and dispersed campsites, mopping up hot stump holes, and preparing for any soil erosion or run off that may occur.
A "Burn Area Risk Assessment" will be forthcoming to evaluate the potential needs for rehabilitation and to identify any other existing hazards.

Graders and large water trucks will be present. Motorists are reminded to use caution and drive with heightened awareness when passing through active fire areas.
Remarks:
A significant reduction in smoke will occur daily now as the Boulin fire has reached its maximum size with no further growth anticipated. Some smoke may linger as fuels within the interior continue to consume however ventilation will be rapid throughout the day with much lighter impacts overnight.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Smoke is expected to be decreasing daily with improved ventilation during the day with much lighter impacts overnight.

Contact

Incident Contact
Bob Blasi
Phone: 928-635-5653
Fire Unit Information
Kaibab National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
800 S. 6th St.
Williams, AZ 86046