The Charley Fire is burning north of Maverick Mountain (between Bartlett Lake and Hwy. 87). The terrain is extremely steep, rugged and inaccessible. Smoke may be visible to several northeast and east Valley communities and from Hwy. 87.
Currently, due to higher humidity and precipitation over the last 24 hours, as well as cooler temperatures, fire activity is minimal. The fuel load is heavy in the northeast section of the fire, and some backing activity on the south end. There is little remaining interior smoke.
High temperatures continue to be of concern for firefighter safety. Extremely rough terrain also complicates firefighting challenges.
For more information, please contact the Mesa Ranger District at (480) 610-3300, or check online at www.fs.fed.usda.gov/tonto
|Date of Origin||Sunday August 12th, 2012 approx. 04:19 PM|
|Location||3 miles west of Sunflower, AZ|
|Incident Commander||John Philbin|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday August 20th, 2012 approx. 12:00 AM|
1 short grass (1 Foot) Fuel models 1 and 4, with short grass being the primary carrier of the fire.
Minimal Fire behavior.
No fire activity. All resources were staged.
Transition back to the local unit occurred today at 18:00. TFR was lifted at 18:00.
|Wind Conditions||13-17 mph SW|