On June 18, 2002, the Rodeo Fire was ignited on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation near Cibecue, Arizona. On June 20th, the Chediski Fire was ignited on Chediski Ridge, also on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The two fires grew rapidly and merged on June 22nd. By the time the fires were contained on July 7th, the complex had grown to approximately 460,000 acres. Of this acreage, approximately 10,711 acres are on the Pleasant Valley Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest, and 164,440 acres are on the Black Mesa and Lakeside Ranger Districts of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. Almost 8,700 acres of private lands were also burned. (Record of decision Rodeo-Chediski Fire Salvage Project, 2004)
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