INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT
SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2003 - 0830 MDT
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 2


CURRENT SITUATION:

Initial attack activity was light nationally with 150 new fires reported.
Four new large fires were reported one each in the Eastern Area, the
Southwest, the Western Great Basin and in the Eastern Great Basin. Six
large fires were contained, three in the Southwest and one each in the
Southern Area, the Western Great Basin and the Eastern Great Basin. Very
high to extreme fire indices were reported in Alaska, Arizona, California,
Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah.


SOUTHWEST AREA LARGE FIRES:

ASPEN, Coronado National Forest. A Type 1 Incident Management Team
(Humphrey) is assigned. This fire is burning in timber with heavy ground
fuels near the town of Summerhaven, AZ. Extreme fire behavior caused by
high winds and low relative humidity with group torching, uphill runs and
short range spotting was observed. Structure protection is in place in the
Summerhaven community. Crews are building fireline on the east and west
flanks. Fire intensity continues to prohibit accurate evaluation of
structural damage.

PICTURE, Tonto National Forest. A Type 2 Incident Management Team
(Philbin) is assigned. This fire is burning in ponderosa pine, chaparral
and juniper ten miles northeast of Tonto Basin, AZ. Active fire behavior
with rapid rates of spread and spotting up to one quarter mile was
observed. Crews are constructing fireline on the east and west flanks.

HELEN 2, Saguaro National Park. A Type 2 Incident Management Team (Raley)
is assigned. This lightning caused fire is burning in thick timber near
Tucson, AZ. Limited access and steep difficult terrain are hampering
containment efforts. Moderate fire behavior with isolated torching was
observed.

DRY LAKE 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 burning in
pinyon pine, ponderosa pine, grass and mixed conifers 27 miles northwest
of Silver City, NM. Active fire behavior was observed on the west flank of
the Dry Lake fire and on the Moonshine fire. Resources will continue hot
spotting on the northern perimeter of the Moonshine fire with assistance
from aerial resources.

POWELL, Grand Canyon National Park. A Fire Use Management Team (Kitchen)
is assigned. This lightning caused Wildland Fire Use fire is burning in
timber with heavy ground fuels 23 miles northwest of Grand Canyon Village,
AZ. Observed fire behavior included backing, isolated torching and
occasional short, wind driven runs.

PICACHO RESERVOIR, State of Arizona. This fire is in grass and brush,
eight miles north of Picacho, AZ. The fire is being monitored and
patrolled.

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. No visible smoke was observed. The fire will be monitored
by air and lookout towers. This will be the last report unless significant
activity occurs.

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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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ASPEN |AZ| CNF| 5000| 0| UNK| 619| 20| 23| 7| UNK| 917K
PICTURE |AZ| TNF| 3500| 25| UNK| 578| 19| 9| 3| 0| 500K
HELEN 2 |AZ| SAP| 500| 5| UNK| 141| 7| 0| 2| 0| 55K
DRY LAKE COMPLE|NM| GNF| 21515| 0| UNK| 64| 2| 0| 1| 0| 449K
POWELL |AZ| GCP| 575| 0| UNK| 24| 0| 0| 0| 0| 85K
PICACHO RESERVO|AZ| AZS| 925| 95| 6/20| 4| 0| 1| 0| 0| 20K
MORGAN |NM| GNF| 4986| NR| UNK| 3| 0| 0| 0| 0| 65K
CHERRY |AZ| PNF| 1000|100| ---| 397| 10| 16| 3| 0|1.25M
LIZARD |AZ| COF| 5270|100| ---| 21| 0| 2| 0| 0| 189K
WILSON |AZ| CRA| 381|100| ---| 27| 1| 5| 0| 0| NR
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PNF = Prescott National ForestCOF = Coconino National Forest
CRA = Colorado River Agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs