Media Fact Sheet - "89 Mesa" Fire

Contact(s): Coconino Supervisor's Office - 928-527-3600


 

6:00 P.M.

  • Fire Name: 89 Mesa
  • Time/Date Started: 10:20 a.m. May 6, 2010
  • Location: 9 miles north of Flagstaff
  • Cause: Human caused, under investigation
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, grass understory
  • Size: 523 acres
  • Percent Contained: 70%
  • Estimated Cost to Date: $150,000
  • Resources Threatened: Nearby power lines, Wapatki Estates, Sunset Crater National Monument
  • Structures Lost: None
  • Resources Committed: Approximately 195 fire personnel, including 3 Hotshot Crews, 3 hand crews, 12 engines, 2 dozers, 3 water tenders.
  • Cooperating Agencies: Coconino Sheriff’s Department, APS, Qwest
  • Road Closures: Forest Road 420 from Hwy. 180, Forest Road 556
  • Predicted Weather: 22 mph winds out of the SW predicted for tomorrow
  • Restrictions: Bonito Campground open today, O’Leary Campground remains closed for fire operations.
  • Summary: Denny Nelson’s Northern Arizona Type 2 Incident Management Team assumed fire operations at noon today. No active spread occurred today from the fire perimeter. Some areas of heavy fuel loads do continue to burn, but fire behavior was mostly smoldering. Crews continued to make good progress on the fire today, securing the fire perimeter and mopping up 100 feet in from the edge. The Flagstaff Hotshot Crew successfully performed burnout operations on interior pockets of unburned fuel, and structure protection was released. The power line west of Hwy. 89 was re-energized at 1:00 p.m.. The current operation plan is to scale back resources for tomorrow’s shift. Holding the perimeter is the priority tactic in anticipation of tomorrow’s high winds.

4:00 P.M.

 

  • Fire Name: 89 Mesa
  • Time/Date Started: 10:20 a.m. May 6, 2010
  • Location: 9 miles north of Flagstaff
  • Cause: Human caused, under investigation
  • Fuels: Ponderosa Pine, grass understory
  • Size: 523 acres
  • Percent Contained: 70%
  • Estimated Cost to Date: $50,000+
  • Resources Threatened: Nearby power lines, Wapatki Estates, Sunset Crater National Monument
  • Structures Lost: None
  • Resources Committed: Approximately 200 fire personnel, including 10 engines, 2 dozers, 3 water tenders,
  • Cooperating Agencies: Coconino Sheriff’s Department, APS, Qwest
  • Road Closures: Forest Road 420 from Hwy. 180, Forest Road 556
  • Predicted Weather: 10 – 15 mph winds out of the SW, decreased this evening 5 - 10 mph
  • Restrictions: Bonito Campground open today, O’Leary Campground remains closed for fire operations.
  • Summary: Responsibility for the fire transitioned to Denny Nelson’s Northern Arizona Type 2 Incident Management Team today at noon. Crews made good progress on the fire last night and today. The power line west of Hwy. 89 is no longer threatened and has been re-energized. Current operation plan is to scale back resources for tomorrow’s shift.




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