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San Juan Fire growing slowly, only 5 percent contained

Springerville, AZ –June 26, 2014—A wildfire called the 'San Juan' was reported around 11:43 a.m. on the Fort Apache agency near San Juan Flats and has crossed over to the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests' Springerville Ranger District.

Basic Information
Current as of June 29, 2014 at 7:49:31 PM MDT

Incident Type Wildfire

Cause Human Caused, Under Investigation

Date of Origin Thursday June 26th, 2014 approx. 11:45 AM

Location 18 miles southeast of Show Low, Arizona

Incident Commander Matt Reidy

Incident Description The San Juan Fire Is Burning On The Fort Apache Reservation And The Apache - Sitgreaves National Forests.

Current Situation

Total Personnel 679

Size 5,700 Acres

Percent of Perimeter Contained 5%
Percent of Perimeter To Be Contained 95%

Fuels Involved
Mixed conifer and ponderosa pine

Significant Events
Today's fire activity was mostly generated by the burnout operations on the west side of the fire. In other areas of the fire, the fire backed down slope with low intensity.

Planned Actions
Burnout operations will continue on the west side of the fire. Other areas of the fire will be mopped up to eliminate hot spots near the fire's edge.
Projected Incident Activity
Fire growth in the coming days will be attributed to burnout operations conducted by fire crews.

Current Weather
Weather Concerns
Low pressure to the north has moved towards the east. A high pressure system is setting up over the area resulting in less wind, above average temperatures and drier conditions.

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