Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bull Flat Fire 90 percent contained

Bull Flat Fire Update

Contact: Bull Flat Fire Information 541-325-8541               Website:
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Fire Facts
Date started: May 10, 2012
Number of personnel: 253
Location: Fort Apache Agency and Tonto NF
Equipment: 10 engines, 2 dozers, 3 water tenders
Cause:  Lightning
Aircraft: 1 light
Size: 2,145 acres
Hand Crews:  1 type-2
Percent contained: 90
Estimated containment date: May 20, 2012
Injuries to date: 0
Estimated cost to date: $2,387,013
Property threatened:  None

Jurisdiction:  Fort Apache Agency, and the Pleasant Valley Ranger District, Tonto National Forest

Fire Activity:  
Firefighters monitored the perimeter of the Bull Flat Fire today and continued mop-up on the northeast section where the last burnout operation was conducted. Construction of erosion control barriers to rehabilitate dozer lines continues. The Eastern Arizona Team is preparing to turn back responsibility for the fire area to local authorities on Sunday night. Demobilization of excess personnel and equipment will continue through Monday.

  • The Tonto National Forest Temporary Area Closure for the Bull Flat Fire will remain in effect as posted, until further notice.
  • Both the Tonto National Forest and the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest have implemented Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at, or

Updates are available to Navajo and Apache County residents by calling the 593 Public Information Line at 928-333-3412.

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