SUNDAY JUNE 15, 2003 - 0800 MDT


Initial attack activity was light nationally with 61 new fires reported.
One new large fire was reported in the Southwest Area. One large fire was
contained in the Eastern Great Basin Area. Very high to extreme fire
indices were reported in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, and Texas.


THOMAS, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. A Type 2 Incident Management
Team (Kvale) is assigned. This fire is in mixed conifer and pine forest,
aspen and live oak woodland, 16 miles south of Alpine, AZ. Active fire
behavior was observed. Steep, rugged, inaccessible terrain and heavy fuel
loading are hampering suppression efforts. Crews constructed fireline
along the southeast perimeter and successfully suppressed slopovers on the
south flank. Personnel are using Minimum Impact Suppression Techniques
(MIST) in primitive areas.

DRY LAKES COMPLEX, Gila National Forest. A transfer of command from Rath's
Fire Use Management Team to Goheen's Fire Use Management Team is planned
on June 16th. This lightning caused Wildland Fire Use complex, comprised
of the Dry, Lake, Sycamore and Moonshine fires, is 27 miles northwest of
Silver City, NM. The complex is being managed to accomplish resource
objectives. Moderate fire behavior was observed in pinyon pine, ponderosa
pine, grass and mixed stands of conifer with heavy fuel loading. Personnel
continue to monitor the complex and support other incidents on the forest.

MORMON, Coconino National Forest. This fire is in pinyon pine, 19 miles
southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. The fire is being managed with a confinement
strategy. No new information was reported. This will be the last report
unless new information is received.

TEN COW, Gila National Forest. This lightning caused Wildland Fire Use
fire is in ponderosa pine, pinyon pine, juniper and grass, 32 miles
southeast of Reserve, NM. Resources are suppressing spot fires and
monitoring fire spread. No new information was reported.

JUNIPER, Prescott National Forest. This lightning caused Wildland Fire Use
fire is 40 miles northwest of Prescott, AZ. Creeping and occasional single
tree torching were observed in ponderosa pine. No new information was

PICACHO RESERVOIR, State of Arizona. This fire is burning in grass and
brush eight miles north of Picacho, AZ. Moderate fire behavior was
observed. Continued burn out operations and monitoring are planned.

RIVER, Colorado River Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs. This human caused
fire is in mesquite, salt cedar and arrow weed, ten miles southwest of
Bullhead City, AZ. Resources continue to mop up and monitor unburned
islands within the fire perimeter.

MORGAN, Gila National Forest. This lightning caused fire is in the Aldo
Leopold Wilderness Area, 34 miles west of Truth or Consequences, NM. The
fire is burning in ponderosa pine, grass and mixed conifer with heavy dead
and down fuels. Smokejumpers and a crew completed handline construction
from Diamond Creek to Diamond Peak along the Doubtful Canyon Trail.
Burnout operations are underway along the east side of the Continental
Divide Trail.

NAME | | | |CTN| CTN |PERS | | | |LOSS|C-T-D
THOMAS |AZ| ASF| 10595| 70| UNK| 471| 14| 6| 6| 0| 2.3M
DRY LAKES COMPL|NM| GNF| 9500| 0| UNK| 20| 0| 0| 0| 0| 151K
MORMON |AZ| COF| 615| 0| 6/20| 2| 0| 0| 0| 0| 2.5K
TEN COW |NM| GNF| 10405| NR| UNK| 116| 4| 5| 0| 0| 106K
JUNIPER |AZ| PNF| 250| 0| UNK| NR| 0| 0| 0| 0| 25K
PICACHO RESERVO|AZ| AZS| 300| 10| 6/20| 10| 0| 3| 0| 0| 0.3K
RIVER |AZ| CRA| 491| 90| 6/15| 57| 1| 10| 0| 0| 14K
MORGAN |NM| GNF| 3861| NR| UNK| 30| 1| 0| 0| 0| 38K