UPDATE 1 | 0815 PDT
Fire started on June 30, 2018, by lightning about 4 miles northeast of Saddle Mountain and is south of Aspen Mountain near the Flying T trail in an inventoried roadless area on Gila National Forest lands.
Fire fuels include Timber (litter, grass and understory).
There are currently 276 fire assets assigned on this incident.
Fire behavior has been low to moderate with single-tree torching. It has mostly spread is to the north and east while being visible from Alma, New Mexico along the US Hwy 180 corridor through Luna. Those may be able to see smoke from Alpine Arizona and the Rancho Grande subdivision.
Fire has consumed 4,018 acres. There is no known containment status at the time of this posting.
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