Wind in eastern Arizona calmed yesterday allowing Wallow firefighter to conduct firing operations and shore up containment lines. The wind returns today and will push the fire to the northeast and east farther into New Mexico. The Wallow Fire is officially listed at 408,000 acres with a mere 6% containment. The containment is probably closer to 40%.
Inciweb reports the following fire stats.
Number of Personnel: Approximately 4,422
Location: south and west of Alpine, Arizona
Including 26 hotshot crews and 76 hand crews
Cause: Human – under investigation
Equipment:28 dozers, 263 engines, 69 water tenders
Size: 408,887ac based on last night’s infrared data
Aircraft: 15 helicopters
Percent Contained: 6%
Injuries to Date: 3
Residences: 2,714 threatened; 29 destroyed 5 damaged
Structures: 35 destroyed