TUESDAY JUNE 17, 2003 - 0530 MDT


Initial attack activity was moderate in the Rocky Mountain, Eastern Great
Basin, Southwest and Western Great Basin Areas, with 221 new fires
reported. Two new large fires were reported, one each in the Alaska and
Southern Areas. Two large fires were contained, one each in the Southern
California and Southwest Areas. Very high to extreme fire indices were
reported in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New
Mexico, Texas and Utah.


LIZARD, Coconino National Forest. This fire is burning in pinyon pine and
juniper, nine miles southeast of Flagstaff, AZ. Significant runs with
spotting up to one half mile ahead of the front were observed. Personnel
are conducting burn out operations. Interstate 40 was closed.

DRY LAKES COMPLEX, Gila National Forest. A Fire Use Management Team
(Goheen) is assigned. 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. Short, uphill runs and backing were observed in
pinyon pine, ponderosa pine, grass and mixed stands of conifer. Crews are
preparing existing trails for a possible burn out operation on the
Moonshine Fire.

PICACHO RESERVOIR, State of Arizona. This fire is in grass and brush,
eight miles north of Picacho, AZ. The fire is slowly backing on the east
flank with occasional torching observed. Engine crews are monitoring 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 in ponderosa pine, grass and mixed conifer with heavy dead and
down fuels. No new information was reported.

NAME | | | |CTN| CTN |PERS | | | |LOSS|C-T-D
LIZARD |AZ| COF| 1100| 5| UNK| 95| 1| 8| 0| 0| 72K
DRY LAKES COMPL|NM| GNF| 18000| 0| UNK| 65| 2| 0| 2| 0| 210K
PICACHO RESERVO|AZ| AZS| 800| 65| 6/20| 7| 0| 2| 0| 0| 10K
MORGAN |NM| GNF| 3861| NR| UNK| 46| 1| 0| 1| 0| 48K
THOMAS |AZ| ASF| 10618|100| ---| 417| 11| 6| 6| 0| 2.8M
ASF = Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest