White Fire South Of Superior At 1,000 Acres, But Is Not Spreading

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White Fire south of Superior remains at 1,000 acres, but is not spreading 11 lightning-caused fires on Tonto National Forest over past weekend are out or in monitor and/or mop-up status

The White Fire, south of Superior, Ariz., remains at 1,000 acres today, but is not spreading; one interior smoke reported today. Fire is in monitor and mop-up status.

Of the other fire starts over last weekend, all are either being monitored and/or mopped up or are contained or controlled.

There was thunderstorm activity over the weekend which brought moisture and lightning to some of these areas. In adddition to the lightning-caused fires, there were over 20 smoke checks.

White Fire on Tonto National Forest south of Superior, Ariz. 4 miles south of Superior, Ariz., north of BLM White Canyon Wilderness boundary

Fire Facts

Incident Commander: Type 3, Bob Arthur

Date reported: August 15, 2013, 1842 hrs. Number of personnel:

Location: 33,12.414 x 111,5.736 Resources committed:

2 Engine crews

Cause: Lightning Aircraft 1 Air attack will monitor 2x daily

Size: 1,000 acres


Terrain: Rocky, steep, remote

Fuels: Brush, grass

Location is remote area approximately 6.5 miles south of Superior and one-quarter mile north of BLM White Canyon Wilderness boundary.

For more information, please contact the Globe Ranger District at (928) 402-6200, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto

Fire summary, Tonto National Forest

August 20, 2013 – 1830 hrs.

For general information on fire activity and restrictions in Arizona

call toll free 877-864-6985, or visit:

National Fire Restrictions by Arizona counties: firerestrictions.us/az

Southwest Coordination Center website: gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/

or the Arizona Public Lands website: www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php

To report a wildfire, call 1-866-746-6516 or dial 911.

Useful Websites:

NATIONAL Websites:

National Incident Information System inciweb.nwcg.gov/

National Interagency Fire Center: www.nifc.gov/

National Fire Restrictions: firerestrictions.us/

National Fire Plan: www.forestsandrangelands.gov

National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook: www.predictiveservices.nifc.gov/outlooks/outlooks.htm

FireWise: www.firewise.org

SOUTHWEST Fire information:

Southwest Coordination Center: gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/

Southwest Monthly Fire Weather/Fire Danger Outlook: gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/predictive/outlooks/outlooks.htm

ARIZONA fire information:

www.azfireinfo.com/(fire prevention and restrictions)

gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/azphc/ (Phoenix Interagency Fire Center)

www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php (fire restrictions and other public lands information) www.azsf.az.gov/(Arizona wildfire information and Firewise)

www.azein.gov(Arizona Emergency Information Network for ALL hazard emergency and disaster information)

Fire Restriction Information: Toll free 1 (877) 864-6985


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