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AZBDR Fires in Section 4

Jun 10th, 2016

There is another fire impacting the Northern part of the AZBDR (Section 4).  The section that runs from Highway 87, 211 then on 80 up to Long Lake is now the border of the burn.  The incident commander on June 9 said that although the roads are open, they will be back burning right to the edge of the road.  In addition, there are significant crews and trucks on the road and the smoke will be getting very heavy.

All roads to the south of FS 80 and west of FS 211 are closed up to Mormon Lake area.  Alternatives are either FS 124 or 125 off Lake Mary Road.  So, go S on 87 to Lake Mary Road (Highway 3) then to 124, just past the East Mormon Lake Lodge Road.  Or continue up to 125 which is signed with Kinnickinick Lake sign.  Both are right turns and will take you north of the fire area and back on the route.  Although you’ll miss all the rutted rock sections. 

Thank you to Gilles Champagne from Arizona for the updates.

Visit the SheADV website for the interactive fire map of the BDRs.

 

From the Forest Service Announcement on June 10, 2016:

The lightning-caused Jack wildfire started on May 29, 2016 and is currently at 16,500 acres. Existing area closures are in effect (Order #04-16-10-F) bounded by FH 3 and Forest Roads 211 and 82. 

The Mogollon Rim ranger district is increasing patrol resources to support public safety this weekend.  Motorists and visitors are encouraged to drive cautiously along Lake Mary Road/FH 3 and state Route 87 due to smoke and heavy traffic from fire operations.  The Happy Jack segment of the Arizona National Scenic Trail is included in the closed area, and has been rerouted. 

To view the Closure Order and map of the fire closure area, visit the Coconino National Forest's wesbite.

 

Order Number: 04-16-10-F

 

ORDER

 

TEMPORARY CLOSURE

 

COCONINO NATIONAL FOREST

 

MOGOLLON RIM RANGER DISTRICT

 

Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 551and 36 CFR § 261.50 (a) and (b), the following acts are prohibited on National Forest System land within the Coconino National Forest, Mogollon Rim Ranger District, Coconino County, Arizona. The restricted area is depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A.

 

PROHIBITIONS: 

1. Being in the restricted area; 36 CFR §261.53(e).

2. Being on any road in the restricted area; 36 C.F.R. § 261.54(e).

3. Being on any trail within the restricted area; 36 C.F.R § 261.55(a).

 

EXEMPTIONS: 

Pursuant to 36 CFR § 261.50(e), the following are exempt from this order:

1. Any Federal, State, or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force or other authorized personnel in the performance of an official duty.

2. Persons with a Forest Service permit that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.

 

AREA DESCRIPTION:

 

PURPOSE:

This Order is necessary for public health and safety due to fire activity in the restricted area for the management of the Jack Fire.

 

IMPLEMENTATION: 

1. This Order becomes effective when signed and will remain in force until rescinded or until June 30, 2016, whichever event occurs first. 

2. This Order rescinds, replaces and supersedes any previous Orders prohibiting the same acts covered by this Order in that area addressed in Exhibit A.

 

Done at Flagstaff, AZ, this 7th day of June, 2016.

 

Laura Jo West

LAURA JO WEST

Forest Supervisor

Coconino National Forest

Violations of these regulations is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor, by a fine of not more than $5000 for an individual or $10,000 for an organization, or imprisonment for not more than six (6) months or both; 16 USC § 551, and 18 USC §§ 3559 and 3571.

FH-3

FR 135

FR 211

FR 82

FR 82B

FR 124J

FR 124H

 

Coconio National Forest, Mogollon Rim Ranger District Jack Fire Temporary Closure Area

The closure area is bounded by these Forest Roads

FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82,

FR 211

FH-3, FR 135, FR 124H, FR 124J, FR, 82B, FR 82,

FR 211 are open for public travel. The closure applies only to National Forest System lands within the closure area.

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Miles I Jack Fire Closure area (no public entry)

Exhibit A, Order No. 04-16-10-F