23 Jun 11 Wash Fire NE Heber-Overgaard Update
6/23/11 3:25 PM
Size: 400 acres estimated
Location: SH 277 & 377, NE of Heber-Overgaard
Number of personnel: About 100 including 1 handcrew
Equipment: 3 bulldozers, several engines
Aircraft: 3 Large Airtankers on scene, Two single
Engine airtankers on scene, two more ordered
Properties threatened: 345 kv powerlines
Fire Activity: The fire is burning in grass and juniper and is being driven northeast by gusty winds. The fire has passed through powerlines in the area causing them to be de-energized with the result that the are of Heber-Overgaard is experience electrical outages. Initial attack resources assigned to the Willow Fire, being managed by the Eastern Arizona Incident Management Team, are enroute to the Wash Fire.
Road Closures: State Highway 377 to Holbrook is closed due to fire activity. State Highway 277 to Snowflake remains open at this time. The public is encouraged to stay out of the immediate area to allow responding resources to arrive at the scene.
Emergency Information available: Please call the 593 Public Information Line for further updates by calling 593 or 928-333-3412. Or call the Fire Information Line listed at the top.