Release of Resources Continues on Mistake Peak Fire
Incident: Mistake Peak Fire Wildfire
ROOSEVELT, Ariz. - There was no growth on the Mistake Peak Fire today; the fire remains at 5,120 acres with 65 percent containment. Resources will be made available each day for reassignment to other fires as containment lines continue to hold and workload decreases on the fire.
Crews will continue to patrol, mop-up and rehabilitate fire lines that were impacted by suppression activities. These actions will reduce water channeling associated with run-off by diverting stream flows.
"Our job is not over yet. While we are gaining ground on containing the fire, many hazards remain. Our firefighters need to focus on the task at hand, stay alert and complete this job safely," said Dave Bales, Incident Commander Trainee. Some of the ongoing challenges are thunderstorm activity, falling trees, stump holes, steep terrain, and rolling rocks.
There are 321 personnel assigned to the incident including four hotshot crews, two twenty-person crews, six engines, four dozers, one water tender and three helicopters.
· A temporary closure to ensure firefighter and public safety is in place. The closure begins at the intersection of Forest Road (FR) 71 and FR 609, heading north, northeast along FR 609 until the junction with FR 416, then east on FR 416 to FR 86, then east on FR 486 to State Route (SR) 288, along the western edge of SR 288 to FR 609, then west along FR 609 to FR 486, south and west along FR 486 to FR 236, south and west along FR 236 to the junction with FR 236A, southwest along FR 236A until FR 71, west along FR 71 to FR 609.
· Cholla Campground (including the entrance road from State highway 188)
Follow the Northern Arizona Incident Management Team on Twitter @NAZ IMT. For more information regarding forest recreation sites contact the Tonto National Forest at 602-225-5200, or check online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto.%20 For information on the current bear hunt in unit 23 south, please contact Arizona Game & Fish Department at http://www.azgfd.gov/ or 602-942-3000.
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