Schultz Fire Update for July 4th
Incident: Schultz Fire Wildfire
Schultz Fire Update
For Immediate Release
July 4, 2010 9:00 a.m.
Fire Information: Public 928-526-0866 Media 928-526-2288 Website Info: http://inciweb.org/incident/1996/
Date started: June 20, 2010 Cause: Abandoned campfire, no suspects
Location: 4 miles N of Flagstaff, AZ Size: 15,075 acres
Percent Contained: 100% Number of Personnel: 119
Aircraft: 2 helicopters Cost to Date: $8,898,117·
Equipment: 4 engines, 2 excavators Crews: 3 Hotshot Crews
Resources Threatened: residences, critical watersheds, Injuries to Date: 3 minor
Notice: Though the Schultz Fire is 100% contained, interior smoke from isolated pockets of burning fuels will continue to be visible until the area receives significant moisture. These interior burning fuels do not pose a threat to containment lines, and will be allowed to burn themselves out as part of a standard procedure.
The Schultz Fire is under the management of Ryan Romero's Albuquerque Zone Type III IMT. The fire is located approximately four miles north of Flagstaff, AZ on lands administered by the Coconino National Forest including portions of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. The Type III IMT is working closely with the Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) team under the command of Gregory Bevenger. The Incident Command Post is located at Summit Fire Station #33 north of Flagstaff, off of Highway 89.
An emergency fire closure is still in effect for the Coconino National Forest, including Schultz Pass Road, Elden Lookout Road, the Inner Basin and numerous trails. Recreationists are reminded to stay out of the closure area; this closure is being strictly enforced and will continue to be patrolled throughout the closure period. Smoking and campfire restrictions are also in effect on the Coconino, Kaibab and Prescott National Forests. Forest closure and campfire/smoking restriction information can be found at the Coconino National Forest website at http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 7 at 7 p.m. at the Coconino High School. Residents are encouraged to attend to learn more information about the BAER team and the work being done in preparation for monsoonal rainfall.
Residents near the fire area concerned about potential flooding are encouraged to continue normal preparations for monsoon season, and can obtain more information about flood preparedness at the Natural Resource Conservation Service website at http://www.fl.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/flewp.html or at the Coconino County Emergency Management website at www.coconino.az.gov/emergencysvcs.aspx id=598. http://www.fl.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/flewp.html
Dry, windy weather will persist throughout the day, with an average of 15 mph winds and gusts to 25 mph. Crews will continue to mop up areas of heat and patrol the fire perimeter. Rehabilitation to dozer lines on the north end of the fire will continue. Helicopters are available for aerial reconnaissance and to support ground resources.
The BAER team made good progress yesterday on their field survey work, and will continue that work today along with the discussion of treatment implementations.
Cooperating Agencies: Coconino County Emergency Coordination Center, ADOT, USFS, NPS, BIA, BLM, AZGFD, DPS, APS, El Paso Gas, City of Flagstaff, State of Arizona, Coconino County Sheriff's Department, Summit Fire Department, and the American Red Cross.
·The reduced cost to date for the fire is due to more in depth accounting.
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