INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT
SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2003 - 0800 MDT
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 2


CURRENT SITUATION:

Initial attack activity was light nationally with 107 new fires reported.
One new large fire was reported in the Southwest Area. One large fire was
contained in the Western Great Basin Area. Very high to extreme fire
indices were reported in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,
Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

SOUTHWEST AREA LARGE FIRES:

ASPEN, Coronado National Forest. A Type 1 Incident Management Team
(Humphrey) is assigned. This fire is 17 miles northeast of Tucson, AZ near
Mount Lemmon. The fire moved north to northeast, crossing the ridge to
Mount Lemmon and Radio Ridge. Uphill runs, group torching and short range
spotting were observed in mixed conifer, ponderosa pine and brush. Crews
made good progress constructing handline on the east and west flanks.
Burnout operations are underway on the ridge west of Spencer Canyon. An
estimated nine residences were lost in the Lower Soldier area during the
evening of June 20th; an estimated 200 structures were lost in the
Summerhaven and Loma Linda areas during the initial stages of the fire.
Significant efforts are underway to mitigate hazards in the area so
preliminary FEMA assessments can begin. Ninety residences remain
threatened; crews continue to create defensible space.

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. Very active fire
behavior was observed on the southeast flank. Crews are constructing
fireline on the northeast flank.

HELEN 2, Saguaro National Park. A Type 2 Incident Management Team (Raley)
is assigned. This lightning caused fire is 23 miles east of Tucson, AZ.
Isolated torching and limited crowning were observed during the afternoon
in ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and brush. Crews are constructing
handline on the east and northwest flanks. Steep, rugged terrain is
hampering containment efforts.

ASH, Coronado National Forest. A Type 2 Incident Management Team (Bradley)
has been ordered. This fire is burning in grass and oak woodland 15 miles
southeast of Sierra Vista, AZ. High winds and erratic fire behavior was
observed. Crews are providing structure protection.

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 27 miles
northwest of Silver City, NM. The complex is being managed to accomplish
multiple resource objectives. The fires are burning in pinyon pine,
ponderosa pine, grass and mixed conifer. Active fire behavior was observed
on the west flank of the Dry and Lake fires. Crews are patrolling the
northern perimeter of the Moonshine fire.

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. No new information was reported.

PICACHO RESERVOIR, State of Arizona. This fire is in grass and brush,
eight miles north of Picacho, AZ. The fire is in monitor status. No new
information was reported.

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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| 7534| 5| UNK| 891| 28| 22| 7| UNK| 1.4M
PICTURE |AZ| TNF| 8072| 35| UNK| 682| 20| 11| 3| 0| 700K
HELEN 2 |AZ| SAP| 640| 20| UNK| 301| 11| 0| 3| 0| 250K
ASH |AZ| CNF| 1000| 20| 6/23| 200| 3| 32| 2| 0| NR
DRY LAKE COMPLE|NM| GNF| 21515| 0| UNK| 63| 2| 0| 1| 0| 489K
POWELL |AZ| GCP| 575| 0| UNK| 24| 0| 0| 0| 0| 85K
PICACHO RESERVO|AZ| AZS| 925| 95| UNK| 4| 0| 1| 0| 0| 21K
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