INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SITUATION REPORT
THURSDAY JUNE 26, 2003 - 0530 MDT
NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS LEVEL 2


CURRENT SITUATION:

Initial attack activity was light nationally with 97 new fires reported.
Three large fires were contained, two in the Southwest Area and one in
Alaska. Very high to extreme fire indices were reported in Alaska,
Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Hampshire, 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 burning in mixed conifer, ponderosa
pine and brush, 17 miles northeast of Tucson, AZ near Mount Lemmon. Fire
activity decreased as winds diminished. Crews are holding existing
fireline with assistance from aerial resources. Acreage increase is due
largely to the burnout operations.

JENNY, Gila National Forest. A Type 2 Incident Management Team (Mullinex)
is assigned. This lightning caused fire is burning in mixed conifer,
pinyon pine, grass and oak, 18 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences,
NM. Steep, rocky terrain, heavy fuels, low humidity and high winds are
hampering control efforts.

PICTURE, Tonto National Forest. A Type 1 Incident Management Team
(Oltrogge) is assigned. This fire is burning in ponderosa pine, chaparral
and juniper ten miles northeast of Tonto Basin, AZ. Active fire behavior
was observed in some interior islands. Resources are continuing to patrol
and mop up on all divisions.

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. Very active fire behavior was
observed on the Moonshine and Dry Lake fires.

HELEN'S 2, Saguaro National Park. A Type 2 Incident Management Team
(Raley) is assigned. This lightning caused fire is 23 miles east of
Tucson, AZ. Low to moderate fire behavior with backing surface fire on
northern slopes was observed in ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and brush.
Successful burn out operations were conducted yesterday on the north and
northwest flanks, and crews continue to construct fireline on the east and
northeast flanks.

POWELL, Grand Canyon National Park. A Fire Use Management Team (Cook) 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. Fire behavior observed was surface fire spread, with
creeping, backing and isolated uphill runs. Structure protection for one
historic cabin and cultural resource mitigation actions are in place.

ATRISCO, Bernallio District, New Mexico State. This fire is burning in
riparian forest, near Interstate 40 in Albuquerque, NM. Some interior fire
activity was observed. Resources are building firelines, securing the
perimeter and attempting to reduce hazards to the public.

SECO, Gila National Forest. A Fire Use Management Team (Goheen) is
assigned. This fire is burning in mixed conifer, grass and oak, 15 miles
southwest of Winston, NM. Active fire behavior was observed in interior
drainages. Resources are establishing an anchor point and will begin
flanking the east side of the fire.

MONUMENT, Las Vegas District, New Mexico State. This fire is burning in
mixed conifer and oak, eight miles northeast of Fort Union National
Monument. Extreme fire behavior was observed due to high winds and low
relative humidity. Crews continue to perform burn out operations and
construct fireline with the aid of aerial resources.

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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| 30200| 35| UNK| 918| 28| 45| 8| UNK| 5.6M
JENNY |NM| GNF| 3500| NR| UNK| 257| 7| 10| 3| 0| NR
PICTURE |AZ| TNF| 12665| 85| 6/26| 1035| 29| 16| 9| 0| 3.6M
DRY LAKE COMPLE|NM| GNF| 32800| NR| UNK| 80| 6| 0| 2| 0| 729K
HELEN'S 2 |AZ| SAP| 3100| 40| 6/28| 606| 20| 0| 3| 0| 1.3M
POWELL |AZ| GCP| 830| 0| UNK| 42| 0| 0| 0| 0| 190K
ATRISCO |NM| N6S| 700| 50| 6/26| NR| 0| 3| 3| 1| NR
SECO |NM| GNF| 5000| 5| UNK| 15| 1| 0| 0| 0| 35K
MONUMENT |NM| N4S| 795| 50| UNK| 102| 4| 3| 1| 0| 114K
ASH |AZ| CNF| 564|100| ---| 162| 4| 1| 0`| 0| 658K
VIRGIN |NM| SNF| 325|100| ---| 246| 7| 11| 2| 0| 678K
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SNF = Santa Fe National Forest