Salt Creek Fire – BIA-Navajo Region – May 3, 2021

Bureau of Indian Affairs, Navajo Region
Wildland Fire & Aviation Management
Wildfire Morning Update 

May 03, 2021 

Salt Creek Fire updated size at 422 acres and remains at 50% containment 

Fire Activity: Late yesterday, the fire perimeter was remapped at 422 acres. Today, crews will be continuing to secure the fire perimeter and other resources will be available for initial attack in the Shiprock area to due increased fire activity. 

Weather: A chance of showers, with thunderstorms is possible after 9am. Partly sunny with a high near 68. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. 

Smoke: May be visible from surrounding communities including but not limited to Shiprock, Hogback, Gadii’ahi/To’Koi (Cudeii), and Nenahnezad. Smoke may settle into drainages and low-lying areas at night. For information regarding smoke, please visit 

Closures and Evacuations: Evacuations have been lifted and Mesa Farm Road has reopened, we are asking the public to drive with caution and reduce their speed as fire resources will still be working in the area. 

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Date/Time Detected: Sunday, May 02, 2021 

Location: Approximately 5 miles northwest of Shiprock 

Resources: 2 hand crews and 5 engines 

Type of Burning/Fuel Type: Russian olive, salt cedar, brush, and grass 

Size: 422 acres 

Containment: 50% 

Jurisdiction: BIA-Navajo Region 

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