Chev Fire – July 11, 2018


Chris Johnson, Incident Commander


Chev Fire Update – July 11, 2018




Discovered: Monday, July 9, 2018

Location:  30 miles south of Winslow, Arizona

Percent contained:  0%

Size: 90 acres                    

Cause: Lightning              

Vegetation: Pinyon-Juniper

Personnel Assigned: 166


Update: Tuesday fire crews worked to build and reinforce line around the perimeter of the fire. Erratic strong winds from passing thunderstorms challenged crews working within the canyon.  Utilizing air support which provided water and retardant drops, crews were able to hold and reinforce the southern fire line through West Chevelon Canyon.  The fire area received light rain late Tuesday afternoon which aided in reducing fire activity.  Actual estimated acreage was reduced due to better mapping of the fire perimeter Tuesday.

Two other lightning fires are being monitored by fire personnel assigned to the Chev Fire. The Rabbit Fire which ignited Sunday, grew to 155 acres by Monday morning, is now completely lined and fire activity is low. Monday’s Bunny Fire was held by an initial attack crew at less than an acre.

Today fire crews will continue to focus attention on holding and reinforcing the fire line on the Chev Fire.


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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