Wallow fire update, 9:30 p.m. June 4

Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires satellite photo smoke 1932, 6-4-2011


Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires satellite photo smoke 1932, 6-4-2011
Smoke from the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires, photographed by NASA weather satellite at 7:32 p.m., MT June 4, 2011. Notations added by Wildfire Today. Click to enlarge.

Judging from the smoke in the satellite photo above, both the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires were extremely active Saturday afternoon.

Map of Wallow fire, data 1450 6-4-2011
(Click to enlarge.) Map of the Wallow fire, showing new heat (the red squares) detected by satellites at 2:48 p.m. MT June 4. An earlier perimeter, mapped at 12:25 a.m. MT 6-3-2011, is in red. MODIS/Google

The imagery in the map of the Wallow fire was obtained at 2:48 p.m. MT Saturday. It is very likely that the fire spread significantly between that time and dark on Saturday.

Joe Reinarz Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team has assumed command on the north side of the fire. The Eastern Arizona Type 2 team will now command the south side of the fire.

There has been no update from the incident management team on the size of the fire since this morning; they are still calling it 140,000 acres, and there is no report on the containment percentage.

A call center has been established by the White Mountain Joint Information Center for information, including evacuations, regarding the Wallow fire. Their phone number is (928) 333-3412, and their web site is 593.org. InciWeb is another source.

Our earlier report on the Wallow fire, from Saturday morning June 4.

Our report on the Horseshoe 2 fire, Saturday morning, June 4.

And here is Sunday morning’s, June 5, report about the Wallow and Horseshoe 2 fires.

Monday, June 6, report on the fires.

Tuesday, June 7, report on the fires.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.