Location: Southeast of Whiteriver
Cause: Human caused, under investigation
Fire Activity: Fire behavior was moderate yesterday as crews continued to monitor and patrol containment lines on the western, northern, and southern flanks of the fire. Containment on the Rattlesnake Fire increased considerably as fire lines were tested and successfully held despite high winds. There are a few areas along the eastern side of the fire that are putting up minimal smoke. Remaining fire activity is well within the interior of control lines.
4/19/19 8:00 – The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for all of Northern Arizona today. The Red Flag Warning is in effect 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 pm this evening. Southwest winds will be 30 to 40 MPH, with gust ranging from 55 to 65 MPH.
*** Absolutely NO BURNING or open flames are allowed! ***
All burn permit activities are suspended during Red Flag Warnings!