News Release: 377 Fire starts along Arizona State Highway 377

Release Date: Jun 4, 2018  

Location:

  • Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
  • Navajo County, Arizona
  • Approximately 4 miles north-east of Heber-Overgaard, AZ on Arizona State Highway 377

Start Date:  Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:26 p.m.

Size: 650 acres                                                              

Percent Contained: 0%

Cause: Human caused - under investigation               

Personnel Assigned: 150

Vegetation: Pinyon, Juniper                                         

Growth Potential: Moderate 

Summary: The 377 Fire, made up of multiple wildfires, is burning on the Black Mesa Ranger District on Arizona State Highway 377 between mile markers 1 and 22.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has temporarily closed highways 277 and 377. The Forest Service, in coordination with the Navajo County Sheriff’s office, is currently evacuating ranches north of the 377 including De Spain Ranch. A shelter is available for livestock and people at Martinez Hall at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook. Power lines are currently being affected so power, internet and phone lines are down. Chris Johnson’s Type 3 Incident Command Team is in route, and will soon have the assistance of a Type 2 team. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to use caution when traveling in the vicinity of wildfires as smoke may reduce visibility in the area.

Structures Threatened: 5

Resources Assigned: 4 single engine air tankers, 2 helicopters, 1 large air-tanker with a lead plane, 21 engines, 4 dozers, 6 hand crews, and 3 water tenders.  

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