Chev Fire – July 10, 2018



Chris Johnson, Incident Commander


Chev Fire – July 10, 2018




Discovered: Monday, July 9, 2018

Location:  30 miles south of Winslow, Arizona

Percent contained:  0%

Size: 108 acres                  

Cause: Lightning              

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper

Personnel Assigned: 131


Update: The lightning ignited Chev Fire was first spotted at 10:50 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 on the edge of West Chevelon Canyon on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Chris Johnson was mobilized and took over control of the Chev Fire this morning.  The fire is burning in rugged terrain approximately one mile southwest of the Babbit Winter Ranch.  The fire quickly grew to 50 acres on Monday afternoon, exhausting available resources which were spread thin due to 38 additional lightning caused fires ignited on the forest over the past few days.

Initial attack on the Chev Fire reported extreme fire behavior Monday afternoon due to strong downdrafts caused by nearby thunderstorms, the fire itself did not receive any measurable precipitation. 

Today crews will work to secure line constructed during initial attack efforts and continuing developing fire line around the  perimeter of the fire, focusing on keeping the fire from moving south down West Chevelon Canyon.

Weather: Monsoonal activity is expected to continue through the week bringing a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms daily. Highs are expected to remain around 80 degrees into next week.   




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