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Mountain Fire St Clair

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:07 am
by fumann
The FS is fighting The Mountain Fire on the Cave Creek District, St Clair Peak area now 6200 acres. Campgrounds and roads to Bartlett and Horseshoe are closed for fire access. This fire has closed Bartlett Dam Road and Horseshoe Dam Road and is running both sides of Horseshoe Dam Road from Bartlett Dam Road to approaching the north end of FR42. Please avoid this area while the firefight is on-going. I've created a quick map on CalTopo of the area as of this morning/updated 2PM Check for the latest.

Re: Mountain Fire St Clair

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:35 am
by fumann
INCIWEB Summary: The Mountain Fire was reported just before noon on Friday, June 7, 2019. There are currently 8 Engines and 3 crews fighting the fire, along with air tankers and a helicopters dipping water out of Bartlett Lake. Additional resources have been ordered. The fire is completely on the Tonto National Forest, burning east and northeast toward Bartlett Lake. The Bartlett Dam Road has been closed at the intersection with Cave Creek Road.

All day-use areas and campgrounds near Horseshoe and Bartlett lakes have been closed to allow firefighters to concentrate on containing the fire. Individuals who are currently in the area are being allowed to leave and are being escorted back to Cave Creek Road. Status

As the winds die down this evening, smoke will settle into to valleys and people living near the Tonto National Forest may smell smoke. This is normal overnight airflow and not a cause for concern.

A Type 3 Incident Management Team will be talking over management of the incident Saturday 6/8 at 0600.

Re: Mountain Fire St Clair

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:54 pm
by fumann
Latest map shows the fire, now 7200 acres, moving toward FR42 and Bartlett Lake.
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