The Green Line on the Map is explained at 16:54 in the recording. It is called the Contingency Line.


*****6/18/2016 at 8:40 am***** Fire lines continued to hold during the night and backburning was successful . Fire crews are continuing to solidify the E and SE sections of the fire. Winds are expected to be 10-15 mph and temperatures will be higher today. The fire is 30% contained and we remain under pre-evacuation orders only at this time. Next update at 12:30pm

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Category:Cedar Creek Fire -- posted at: 9:20am MST

Briefing with Governor Doug Ducey and Incident Command and Local Officials.


Cedar Fire Update

June 17, 2016

Location: South of Show Low, East of Highway 60 on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation
Start date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Size: Approximately 9,652 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: Unknown/Under Investigation
Resources Assigned: Approximately 600 personnel

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the White Mountain Apache Tribe brought in John Pierson's Type 1 Incident Management Team to assume command of the Cedar Fire at 6:00pm on Thursday, June 16. The public can continue to get information on the Cedar Fire by calling the 311 Northeastern Arizona Public Information System at 928-333- 3412. Official incident information will be posted online at the Cedar Fire InciWeb page ( and the Cedar Fire Information Facebook page (

Fire crews made good progress yesterday and continued to work throughout the night. Crews successfully conducted burnout operations along the B41 road to establish an eastern containment line. Crews also strengthened western containment lines along Highway 60 and northern containment lines ¼ mile from the B65 road. An infrared flight mapped the current fire size at 9,652 acres, approximately 8.3 miles south of Pinetop-Lakeside and 11.4 miles south of Show Low. The fire is moving in a northeast direction, influenced by wind, topography and fuels. Much of the current operational success is due to the hard work and efforts of the initial attack resources and their foresight in ordering the Type 3 Team until the Type 1 Team could assume command.

US Highway 60 is closed eastbound and westbound from mile post 318 at State Route 73 to mile post 337 at Show Low. Evacuation orders remain in place for the community of Forestdale. Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and the immediate surrounding areas are under pre-evacuation notice. To receive emergency alerts, please register through Ready Navajo County at

Today’s weather forecast calls for warmer temperatures with lighter winds. Fire managers are expecting the weather to get hotter and drier with decreasing winds over the next several days. Smoke will continue to move northeast and will likely impact the areas around Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside, and Snowflake-Taylor.

Direct download: 061716_CedarCreekFire_Gov_Final.mp3
Category:Cedar Creek Fire -- posted at: 1:34pm MST

6/16/16 5:00 pm – Members of various response agencies gave a briefing at tonight’s press conference. The Type 1 incident management team took over command of the fire today and will continue the hard work and efforts of the responders already on scene.

The winds today did not negatively impact the fire as previously anticipated which allowed for crews to hold lines. Air assets will continue to aid in battling this fire until 1900. Law enforcement agencies from all over Navajo, Apache and Coconino County as well the state have responded to this incident to aid with protection of our communities, securing roads and thoroughfares and being ready to conduct evacuation operations if necessary. Winds are not predicted to be as severe tomorrow, this however could increase smoke impacts in the area.

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Category:Cedar Creek Fire -- posted at: 5:27pm MST

***Press Release Recap***


The fire is currently burning 5,200 acres. The total scorched area is 8,000 due to control burns to battle the fire.


Show Low, Pinetop-Lakeside and McNary are still on pre-evacuation warnings. The fire is between ½ and ¼ mile from the trigger point for evacuation. However, no evacuations have been issued for these communities.


If residents are evacuated, they will be provided with green and orange tags. If residents leave, we ask that they prominently display their green tags to know the house is clear. If they stay, please display the orange tag.

  • If residents choose to stay during an evacuation, they will not be allowed to leave their property.


CORRECTION: The animal shelter locations have changed.


Livestock will be staged at the Navajo County Fairgrounds in Holbrook. House pets and small animals will be staged by the Humane Society at Snowflake High School (190 S. 200 West, Snowflake, AZ) with potential evacuees. A second livestock location is being set up at the Springerville Rodeo grounds. House pets and small animals will be housed at the Springerville-Eager animal shelter to accompany the secondary evacuation location at Round Valley Middle School (126 W. 2nd St, Eager, AZ).

Direct download: 061616CedarCreekFire10am.mp3
Category:Cedar Creek Fire -- posted at: 12:31pm MST

Adam Wolfe with Navajo Count starts off this Press Conference.


Speakers include;

Show Low Mayor Daryl Seymour

Navajo County Sheriff KC Clark

Timber Mesa Fire Chief Brian Savage

White Mountain Apache Tribe Police Chief Tim Webster

Show Low Police Chief Joe Shelley

Pinetop Lakeside Chief David Sargent


Direct download: 061616CedarCreekFire8pm.mp3
Category:Cedar Creek Fire -- posted at: 9:46pm MST