Tank Fire operations winding down, final update

Release Date: Jun 15, 2018  

Contact(s): Coconino National Forest, 928.527.3600


CLINTS WELL, Ariz., June 15, 2018, For Immediate Release —  The Tank Fire is being held at 176 acres and has 75 percent containment in an area about 1-2 miles northeast of the junction of Lake Mary Road and state Route 87 on the Mogollon Rim.

            Firefighting operations yesterday reinforced fire lines and suppressed several hot spots. The Coconino National Forest’s Type III Incident Management Team assigned to the fire will turn it over to the Mogollon Rim Ranger District as a Type IV incident today.

Motorists in the area of Lake Mary Road and state Route 87 should be cautious and aware of smoke impacts, low flying aircraft, as well as first responders and firefighter traffic.

 

Size: Estimated at 176 acres.

Containment: 75%.

Location: Approximately 1 mile north of Clints Well; 34°34'09.2"N 111°18'48.6"W.

Date Reported: June 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. by Coconino National Forest Baker Butte Lookout.

Cause: Lightning.

Current Resources: Two engines (comprised of Type III and VI), one Type I crews, a water tender, two 10-person Type II crews and a dozer are assigned. Additionally, multiple types of aircraft are available. Approximately 95 firefighting personnel are working this fire today.

Smoke Impacts: Smoke may impact Happy Jack, Clints Well, the surrounding area and settle into low lying areas overnight.

Evacuations: Coconino County Sheriff’s Office lifted a pre-evacuation notice for the private residences within 3 miles of Lake Mary Road and state Route 87 on June 14 at 6 p.m. Evacuations are handled by Coconino County, and more information about evacuation preparation can be found online at http://www.coconino.az.gov/207/Emergency-Management.

Injuries: None reported.                                       

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