Schultz Fire Fact Sheet
Started: June 20 at approximately 11:00 at Schultz Tank and Elden Trail
Cause: Investigators have determined that an abandoned campfire started the Schultz Fire. Forest Service officials request that anyone having information concerning the abandoned campfire be directed to the Coconino NF Supervisors’ Office at (928) 527-3508.
Location: North of Flagstaff, East of the San Francisco Peaks
Size: approximately 15,075 acres
The Schultz fire is under the management of Ryan Romero's Albuquerque Zone Type II IMT. The fire is located approximately four miles north of Flagstaff, AZ on lands administered by the Coconino National Forest and includes portions of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. The Type III IMT is working closely with the Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) team under the command of Greg Bevenger. The Incident Command Post is located at the Summit Fire Station #33 north of Flagstaff off of Highway 89.
Though the Schultz Fire is 100% contained, interior smoke from isolated pockets of burning fuels will continue to be visible until the area receives significant moisture. These interior burning fuels do not pose a threat to containment lines, and will be allowed to burn themselves out as part of standard procedures.
|Cause||Human - Abandoned Campfire|
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 20th, 2010 approx. 11:00 AM|
|Location||4 miles north of Flagstaff|
|Incident Commander||Ryan Romero|
|Estimated Containment Date||Wednesday June 30th, 2010 approx. 12:00 AM|
10 Timber (litter and understory) 9, 10, & 6 (Pondarosa pine, mixed-conifer and pinyon-juniper respectively.)---1.)FM=10 BA=0 FL=0 IN=L
Fire behavior exhibited low intensity smoldering with isolated interior heavy fuel consumption.
Majority of hand and dozer line rehabilitation completed.
1.) Continue mop up and rehabilitation. Work in 200 feet on west flank, suppress hot spots. 2.)Continue support of district Resource Advisor and BAER team.
1.)July 4th weekend: increased recreational traffic over the holiday weekend will affect law enforcement and forest personnel's ability to patrol the fire closure area. 2.)Smokes on interior west line being addressed.
|Wind Conditions||30 mph SW|