INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT
MONDAY JUNE 16, 2003 - 0530 MDT
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 2


CURRENT SITUATION:

Initial attack activity was light nationally with 89 new fires reported.
Five new large fires were reported, two in Alaska, and one each in the
Eastern Great Basin, the Southwest, and Southern California Areas. One
large fire was contained in the Southwest Area. Very high to extreme fire
indices were reported in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,
Texas and Utah.

SOUTHWEST AREA LARGE FIRES:

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 with backing and creeping. Steep, rugged,
inaccessible terrain and heavy fuel loading are hampering suppression
efforts. Crews constructed direct attack fireline along the southwest and
southeast flanks. Personnel are also mopping up and holding existing
fireline. Minimum Impact Suppression Techniques (MIST) are being utilized
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
for today. 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. Personnel continue to monitor the
complex and support other incidents on the forest.

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

MORGAN, Gila National Forest. This lightning caused fire is in the Aldo
Leopold Wilderness Area, 34 miles west of Truth or Consequences, NM.
Active fire behavior was observed in ponderosa pine, grass and mixed
conifer with heavy dead and down fuels. Burn out operations are underway
along the east side of the Continental Divide Trail.

LIZARD, Coconino National Forest. This fire is burning in pinyon pine and
juniper 9 miles southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Erratic fire behavior was
observed, with small runs and spotting. The fire is threatening power
lines and archeological sites, and could impact Interstate 40.

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. This will be the
last report unless new information is received.

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
reported. This will be the last report unless new information is received.

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INCIDENT |ST|UNIT| SIZE | % | EST |TOTAL|CRW|ENG|HELI|STRC|$$$
NAME | | | |CTN| CTN |PERS | | | |LOSS|C-T-D
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THOMAS |AZ| ASF| 10618| 80| UNK| 417| 11| 6| 6| 0| 2.7M
DRY LAKES COMPL|NM| GNF| 13200| 0| UNK| 28| 0| 0| 0| 0| NR
TEN COW |NM| GNF| 10405| NR| UNK| 116| 4| 5| 0| 0| 106K
PICACHO RESERVO|AZ| AZS| 700| 40| 6/20| 7| 0| 2| 0| 0| 5K
MORGAN |NM| GNF| 3861| NR| UNK| 46| 1| 0| 1| 0| 48K
LIZARD |AZ| COF| 600| 0| 6/25| 24| 1| 0| 0| 0| 2K
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
RIVER |AZ| CRA| 491|100| ---| 57| 1| 10| 0| 0| 18K
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CRA = Colorado River Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs