The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests personnel are continuing their response to the Fish Fire, located on the Alpine District of the forest. The fire is southwest of Hannagan Meadows on Hwy 191.
The fire was initially reported on the 10th of June. As of June 15th at 6:30 PM, the fire was estimated to be 1,900 acres. The strategy of confining and containing the fire is continuing to be employed by resources on the ground. Crews strategically burned last night on the north side of the fire along the 25B Road to help minimize adverse effects to the timber country and help prevent uphill runs. While keeping safety at the forefront of priorities, firefighters work to keep the fire from crossing the 24 and 576 road to the south.
Smoke attributed to the Fish Fire may be visible in Round Valley, Alpine, AZ, and Reserve, NM. An interactive smoke map at https://fire.airnow.gov/ allows you to zoom into your area to see the latest smoke conditions. Fire officials predict the fire’s activity to decrease with incoming monsoonal flows, which are predicted to begin this evening and continue for the next seven days.
The public is advised to avoid the area if possible. If travel near the area in necessary, please use caution on roadways, watch for equipment in the area, and slow down. These steps increase safety for both the public and for firefighters responding in the area. Updated fire information is available at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/8160/ and on the ASNFs Facebook page.