Elk Fire Update
July 28, 2016
9:00 a.m.

Location:
 Lakeside Ranger District
 4 miles northeast of Pinetop
 T9N R24E Section 18

Discovery Date: July 21, 2016
Size: Approximately 1300 acres in size in light to medium fuels Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: four Type 3 Engines
Summary: The Elk fire is burning southwest of Turkey Mountain on the Lakeside Ranger District and smoke may be visible from the communities of Pinetop-Lakeside and Show Low, as well as State Highway 260 and U.S. Highway 60. Fire managers are managing this fire for potential benefit to the landscape. The district has received lightning across the district with varying amounts of precipitation over the last few days.

Baldwin Fire Update
July 28, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
Location:
 Black Mesa Ranger District
 4-5 miles south of Heber-Overgaard
Discovery Date: July 19, 2016
Size: Approximately 600 acres Percent Contained: 10%
Location: Perimeter of fire is bound by FR 50, 50A, 166, 487 Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: Two Type 2 Engines
Summary: The Baldwin Fire is not a threat to the communities of Heber and Overgaard. Crews are blacklining around the perimeter of the fire as weather permits. Due to this activity, increased smoke may be visible from the community at times, and smoke may drift into Heber, Overgaard, Forest Lakes, Highway 260 and surrounding areas throughout the weekend. Fire is burning in the Rodeo/Chediski burn area. Black line operations were completed yesterday and fire managers are monitoring the fire to use it for potential benefit to the landscape.