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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Arizona: AZ-ASF-Wallow - WildlandFire - 233,552 acres 0% cont. Evacuations

Wallow Fire is burning in eastern Arizona near the communities of Alpine, Nutrioso, and Springerville.

EVACUATIONS:
Sheriff's are evacuating the communities of Greer and Sunrise
The Apache County Sheriff's Office has issued a pre-evacuation alert for Springerville and Greer
 
 AZ-ASF-Wallow WildlandFire Perimeter and IR progression map
 233,552 acres 0% contained
Credit: Derived from USFS map

Updates:
6-7-11 Fire Update: 233,552 acres 0% contained
Approximately 2,515 personnel, Including 31 hotshot crews and 25 handcrews.
· Structures threatened: 348 ; Structures lost: 4
· Firefighters continue perimeter control in conjunction with San Carlos and Ft. Apache Indian reservations and continue point protection around values at risk.
· Spot fires occurred up to 3 miles ahead of the fire on the northeast flank due to extreme winds.
· A Red Flag warning remains in effect until 8:00pm due to low humidity and high winds.
Basic Information:
Date Started: 5/29/2011
Number of Personnel: Approximately 2,515 personnel, Including 31 hotshot crews and 25 handcrews
Location: south and west of Alpine, Arizona
GPS: 33.602 latitude, -109.449 longitude
Cause: Human - under investigation
Equipment: 12 dozers, 138 engines, 31 watertenders
Size: 233,552 acres (Infrared data as of June 5, 10:09 P.M.)
Aircraft: 22 helicopters
Percent Contained: 0%
Injuries to Date: none
Announcements, Notices: Community Meeting
· A community meeting is being held at the Springerville High School Auditorium, Tuesday, June 7, 6:00p.m.
Current Evacuations
· Evacuation of the Sunrise and Greer communities was announced this afternoon by the Sheriff's Office.
· The evacuation of Blue River, Alpine and Nutrioso residents remains in effect.
· Evacuations by the Apache County Sheriff's Office included the following subdivisions along highways 180/191: Escudilla Mountain Estates, Bonita, White Mtn. Acres, and the H-V Ranch. This area includes CR 4000, CR 4001, and CR 4225
Pre-Evacuation Advisories
Pre-evacuation alert issued by Apache County Sheriff's Office for Eager and Springerville.
Catron County Sheriff's Office has issued a pre-evacuation notice to the residents of Luna, New Mexico.
Residents in the communities affected by this fire are asked to remain prepared in the event an order is needed.
Closures:
Due to extreme fire conditions, the Apache National Forest is closed to all public entry. See website for closure order details. Please see the Forest website for more information: http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/asnf/
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests Fire Restrictions: A Temporary Emergency Closure Order for the Apache National Forest was issued effective June 3 at 12:00 p.m. (noon). For more information, please call the Arizona fire restrictions hotline 1-877-864-6985 or visit http://www.wildlandfire.az.gov/.
Wallow Wildland Fire Perimeter Maps - Requires Google Earth
Sent From: Wildfires Today - United States Wildland Fire News today: Arizona: AZ-ASF-Wallow - WildlandFire - 233,552 acres 0% contained
More Information:
Inciweb: http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2262/

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