Whitewater-Baldy News Release June 19,2012
Incident: Whitewater Baldy Complex Wildfire
National Incident Management Organization
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Date Started: 05/16/2012
Number of Personnel: 168 including 3 camp crews
Size: 296,726 acres (464 square miles)
Equipment: 1 engine, 5 Water Tenders, 1 Dozer
Percent Contained: 82
Aircraft: 3 Helicopters
Yesterday, the fire grew 254 acres in the bottom of Turkey Creek drainage on the south end of the fire. As per the plan to keep the fire north of the Gila River, smoke jumpers hiked into the area and safely engaged the fire where feasible.
Approximately 160 people attended the public meeting in Glenwood last night.
Aircraft will continue to patrol the fire area today. Firefighters will be holding the fire north of the Gila River and west of the old Miller fire burn area.
The management of the fire will return to the Gila Forest today at 6 p.m. For future updates, check Inciweb or call the Gila National Forest at 575-388-8201.
For additional information regarding the post fire-flood assessment go to the Whitewater-Baldy Complex BAER page at http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2900/.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: If you are planning to visit the Forest, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect. Additional closures are still are in effect in several areas; please go to the Gila National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/gila for current information or contact the Forest directly at 575-388-8201.