G22 Fire Update April 13, 2021

Location of Origin: 10 miles northwest of Cibecue, Arizona

Start Date: April 3, 2021       

Size: 2,008 Acres      

Cause: Under Investigation   

Percent Contained: 21                                                         

Personnel: 171                     

Fuels: Grass/brush understory, snags, pine-stringers

Resources Assigned: 8 Type 6 engines, 1 Type 4 engine, 2 dozers, 2-20 person IHC crews, 2-Type 2 IA hand crews, 10 person IA hand crew, 2 water tenders, 2 medical teams, 1 Rapid Extraction Medic Team (REMS), 1 type 3 Helicopter, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, and other miscellaneous incident management overhead.


Operations: Yesterday’s burnout operations were successful and threats to containment lines have been moderated. Crews will continue to monitor areas where firing operations were conducted yesterday and will work to hold the burned edges on the south and west flanks. Firefighters will mop-up along the already burned flanks today, extinguishing any hot spots, to increase the width of the blackened edges and secure containment lines along the north and east flanks.


Closures: The junction of the 27/28 road, north of Grasshopper Ranch and Salt Creek north of Chediski Lookout, is closed due to fire activity.   


Weather: Winds will begin to strengthen today with expected gusts up to 28 mph, with a high of 68 degrees. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening, and is issued when the combination of dry fuels and weather conditions support extreme fire danger.


Values at risk: Fire fighter and public safety are the highest priorities for the incident management team. The G22 fire area includes important lands to the White Mountain Apache people. Firefighters are working to protect commercial timberlands, watersheds, riparian areas, rangelands, heritage sites, and recreation and wilderness areas.


Safety: Smoke may be visible from Cibecue and White Mountain communities, and along U.S. 60 and 260. Smoke-sensitive individuals and people with respiratory or heart disease are encouraged to take precautionary measures.


Official fire information can be found on these sites.

G22 Fire Update (PDF)

G22 Fire Map (PDF)