Rebel Fire near East Cabin Loop

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Rebel Fire near East Cabin Loop

Post by chumley » Jul 09 2015 9:10 am

From the Blue Ridge Ranger Station:
The Mogollon Rim Ranger District is currently managing a wildland fire that started from lightning on June 28th, it is called the Rebel fire and is 210 acres. It is located between Forest Roads 137 (Buck Springs Ridge) and 321 (Dane Ridge) along Forest Road 96 in Yeager Canyon. As our weather dries out the fire has become a little more active, this is why we are seeing and smelling smoke in the evening and early morning hours. Fire managers are managing this fire to achieve multiple objectives, there is quite a bit of dead and down material that is being consumed. This fire is helping to reduce fuels in the area.
This is the location as incidated above: http://hikearizona.com/map.php?QX=4114

Depending on fire activity, smoke may impact the U-Bar Trail and Buck Springs area (more likely during the day) and the Kinder Crossing area (more likely during the night or early morning).

There is no mention of any trail or road closures, but crews on the ground can obviously make those decisions at a moment's notice, so be aware and have a backup plan if you are headed to that area over the weekend.
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Re: Rebel Fire near East Cabin Loop

Post by The_N » Jul 09 2015 4:02 pm

Ah thanks. I saw the smoke yesterday and forgot to look up whether it was a prescribed burn or not.
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Re: Rebel Fire near East Cabin Loop

Post by chumley » Jul 13 2015 10:07 am

July 13, 2015 Update:

Most in the Blue Ridge area experienced an increase of smoke over this past weekend, this is from the Rebel fire, there are no new fires. The drier air that moved in gave fire crews an opportunity to burn approximately 400 acres, resulting in the increase of smoke over the weekend. Right now the fire is 1,000 acres, and with the higher relative humidity today crews are doubtful that they will be able to burn today and possibly into tomorrow. The fire is still burning at low intensity with 1’ flame heights.
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