Category: Ecological Research
Title: San Juan Fire Fuel Treatment Effectiveness Report. Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Arizona, Southwestern Region
Author: Umphries, T., Nicolet, T. , Romero, F.
Subject: San Juan Fire, Fuel Treatment Effectiveness, Apache-Sitgreaves
Abstract: The San Juan Fire started June 26, 2014 on the White Mountain Apache Reservation and entered the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest soon after detection. The fire is suspected to be person-caused. Fire behavior on the incident’s first two days was influenced by strong southwest winds of 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph and extremely dry fuel conditions resulting from long-term drought. Evacuations were issued on the fire’s first evening by Apache County for the subdivisions of Red Cabin Ranch, with seven homes, and Whiting Homestead, with 12 homes and a total of 27 structures. The next day, the Carlock Ranch, with one home and several outbuildings, was also evacuated. Containment efforts were largely successful with the last day of significant fire spread on July 1. Monsoon rains arrived on July 2 which prompted the lifting of evacuation orders. Final fire size was 6,975 acres.
Source: USDA Forest Service
Publisher: USDA Forest Service