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Major Arizona Incidents
- Backbone Fire (Wildfire)on June 20, 2021 at 4:24 am
Backbone Fire Evening Update- June 19, 2021Acres: 17,126 acres Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: June 16, 2021 Cause: Lightning Origin Location: Approximately 12 miles west of Pine and Strawberry, Arizona Fuels: Pinyon Juniper, Chaparral, Brush, Grass, Cactus Personnel Assigned: 95 Aircraft Effective in Reducing Fires Growth to the East Recording of the June 19 Virtual Community Meeting The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Alan Sinclair, assumed command of the Backbone Fire, this morning, Saturday, June 19, 2021. Firefighters are fully suppressing the Backbone Fire to protect nearby communities and values at risk in the area. This afternoon two Very Large Air Tankers (VLAT), three Large Air Tankers (LAT), and two Super Scoopers were utilized and effective in reducing the fire’s growth to...
- Rock Butte Fires (Wildfire)on June 20, 2021 at 3:29 am
ROCK BUTTE FIRES - Multiple fires ignited by a passing thunderstorms north of Paulden, AZ and west of Highway 89 are on the Prescott National Forest. Five wildfires have been detected and are being managed by the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team. The Fires are the following [from north to south - all acreages are approximate and current as of 6/19, 1600]:Red Hat Fire - Discovered 6/17: 49 acres Limestone Fire - Discovered 6/17: 33 acresSpring Fire - ·new· Discovered 6/19: 0.1 acreRock Butte Fire - Discovered 6/17: 120 acresSilent Fire - Discovered 6/18: 26
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