377 Fire June 7, 2018 Update


      Chris Johnson, Incident Commander


Discovered: Monday, June 4, 2018

Location:  5 miles northeast of Heber/Overgaard, Arizona

Percent contained:  55%

Size: 4,564 acres              

Cause: Human Caused                                                                                                  

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper, grass understory

Personnel Assigned: 280

Update: Crews will continue reinforcing, mopping-up, monitoring, and patrolling the fire lines. They will encounter another day of weather-related challenges with low humidity, gusty winds, and frequent dust devils. Hotspots within the perimeter of the fire will be extinguished as they are detected. Acreage decreased due to more accurate mapping.

Weather: Today’s weather will again be close to critical fire weather, with temperatures in the high 80s, and daytime relative humidity in the single digits. Winds will be 15 to 20 miles per hour (mph) and gusts to 30 mph. 

Closures and Evacuations: Arizona State Route 377 is closed from Holbrook to the State Route 277 Junction. State Route 277 is open in both directions with reduced speed limits through the fire zone.

Contact: A phone has been set up for today only to reach the 377 Fire information. It will go to the switchboard at the Heber/Overgaard Schools, (928) 535-4622, dial 9 then extension 2305, (do not leave messages). 

InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5825/                      

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs    

Twitter: @A_SNFs 

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