The Wildfire Report | Hilton Wash Fire | NEW

Sonoita, Az. | A new wildfire has ignited, called the Hilton Wash Fire today.  It is located about nine miles NE of Sonoita and near Empire Ranch with the Las Cinegas NCA.

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Stock Photo | Credit: BLM

The fire has scorched about 150 acres of tall grass has been destroyed.  Fire resources and assets were dispatched this afternoon around 1633 hours MDT.  CAD records showed that BLM resources were still responding to the scene.

Equipment and personnel included GID Engines 4337, T-3, Battallion 3-1 and Engine 361.

Hashtags | #AZwildfires #FireSeason2019

 

The Wildfire Log | Arizona | August 18, 2019

Here is the Fire Activity log for the State of Arizona, which seems to be seeing a lot of wildfires this year and very dry conditions.

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Boulin Fire | E of Spring Valley near The Beale Wagon Trail | 2,423 acres 

The Boulin Fire was sparked by lightning on August 5, 2019.  The fire is also located near Forest Service Roads 141, 713 and 730 and about 24 miles northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona.

View From Overpass West End of Williams

Credit: KNF

Fire behavior is moderate with increased acreage of 400 on a daily basis.  It has now carried through over half of the planning area is moving towards the southwest containment line. Road maintenance continues.

Securing Private property

Credit: KNF

Fire is being managed by Nick Behrends (ICT4) and his trainee, Tyler Richwine (ICT4T).  Resources include: One Type 2 hand crew, one Fuels crew, two Type-6 engines, two Type 3 Engines, one patrol unit, one Dozer and eight miscellaneous overhead team members. Total personnel assigned to this incident is 50 strong.

Cost-to-date in fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $70,000.

Castle Fire | near Jacob Lake | 19,368 acres 

No photo description available.

The Castle Fire was ignited by lightning on July 12th around 1430 hours.  It is located in the vicinity of Oquer Canyon and about six miles west of State Hwy 67, as well as, 11 miles south of of Jacob Lake on the Kaibab National Forest.

There has been about 19,368 acres of timber (litter and understory) burned.  Fire Management Officials are expecting this fire to be fully contained on October 15, 2019.  The fire did become more active on Saturday due to hot, dry weather partnering with winy conditions.  There is no precip in the current forecast.

Four firefighters walk past an engine in a line carrying a variety of tools.

Credit: KNF

There are 32 total fire personnel attached to this incident. Fire management is being handled by Brandon Allen.

A TFR (temporary flight restriction) is in effect for all non-fire aircraft, including drones.

Ikes Fire | Grand Canyon NP | 4,297 acres | 55% contained

The Ikes Fire is located in the Grand Canyon National Park and about 60 miles southwest of Paige.

Sheridan Fire | Wood Trap near Cedar Mesa | 3,700 acres 

The Sheridan Fire was ignited by lightning on August 5th.  Fire fuels include short grass, brush and chaparral.  Fire behavior is active, running, flanking and backing.  Short runs in grass and brush are also occurring.

This fire is being allowed to run on its own for resources benefits.

aerial view of Sheridan Fire Aug 17

The Sheridan Fire | Credit-Prescott NF

There are 64 total personnel assigned. IC is Rob Roy Williams with the AZ Central West Zone, Type 3 IMT.  His trainee is John Johanson.

Wolf Creek Fire | Wolf Creek Road, #7 | NEW

The Wolf Creek Fire was caused by an abandoned campfire on Wolf Creek Road in space number seven.  This is listed as an open incident.  There is an unknown number of area scorched or other resources.  This is located on the Prescott National Forest.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/18/2019 @ 1525 hours.

 

US Wildfire Log | Large Incidents | August 15, 2019

Fire Season has been fairly active in some states, while others are slowly burning.  Here is a current Sit Rep for all fires currently burning or have recently ignited. They are being listed by the acre burned, state and then by the fire name.

Fire Fact: There has been 22 new wildfires that have ignited in the Northwest area in the last 24 hours.  One of them turned into a large incident, while there are still 7 wildfires still burning in this area.

45,359 acres | Washington State | Williams Flats Fire

The Williams Flats Fire is burning about 5 miles southeast of Keller.  Fire behavior is minimal with smoldering and creeping. Road and area closures are still in effect. Evacuation orders have all been lifted.  Command was transferred from an IMT2 (NW Team 8) back to the local unit as of today’s date.

View from DP 11

Williams Flats Fire | Credit: Colville Agency

There have been 45,359 acres that have been destroyed.  There is an 81% containment status.  According to the NIFC, there are 679 total personnel assigned along with 16 crews, 21 engines and 2 helicopters.

There have been 3 structures lost and a total losses have reached $14.2 Million Dollars.

13,119 acres | Oregon | Mile Post 97 Fire

The Mile Post 97 Fire is located 1 mile south of Canyonville and is being managed by the Oregon Department of Forestry firefighters.  About 13,119 acres of timber have been lost.  Fire behavior is minimal.   There is a 95% containment status at the moment.

There are 106 total personnel assigned along with 2 crews, 6 engines and 1 helicopter.

Total losses have reached a whopping $20 Million Dollars.

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Fire Fact:  There have been 26 new wildfires that have been sparked in the the Great Basin  Area in the last 24 hours, with two of them being large incidents and 5 of them still listed as being not contained.

16,526 acres | Nevada | Corta Fire

The Corta Fire is burning in the Elko District of BLM lands and about 8 miles southeast of Jiggs, Nevada.  The fire has destroyed 16,526 acres of timber, brush and tall grass.  Fire behavior has been reduced down to minimal activities with possibility of any future growth.   The current containment status is 98%.

Corta Fire scene from Harrison Pass Road

Corta Fire | Credit: USFS – HTNF

There are approximately 40 total personnel  along with 1 crew, 1 engine and no additional resources.  Total losses have reached $3.3 Million Dollars.

1,383 acres | Nevada | NEW Wood Canyon Fire

The Wood Canyon Fire ignited in the last 24 hours as being reported by Fire Managers to be located in the Carson City District of BLM.  It is located about 75 miles south of Winnemucca, Nevada.

Approximately 1,383 acres of timber, chaparral and short have been destroyed and there is only a 5% containment status. Fire behavior is active fire behavior with running, torching and spotting.

About 196 fire personnel and resources, along with 5 crews, 4 engines and 3 helicopters are deployed on this fire.

Costs have reached $250,000 to date.

505 acres | Utah | NEW Trumbull Fire

This NEW fire started within the last 24 hours and is being included to the possibility of becoming a large wildfire incident.  This fire is located in the Arizona Strip District on BLM lands and about 52 miles southeast of St. George, Utah.

There has been 505 acres of timber and light logging slash consumed.  There is a 0% containment status at this time.

Only 38 fire personnel are assigned to this incident but with the aid of 1 crew, 2 engines and 1 helicopter.

Current cost-to-date have reached $50,000.

Due to time constraints, we were unable to list all active large incidents but another update will be on Friday, August 15, 2019.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 8/15/2019 @ 2300 hours PDT

 

The Wildfire Log: Arizona’s Wander Fire Stopped in Its Tracks

Posted:  7/3/2019 @ 1815 hours PDT

Arizona has been suffering wildfires on a daily basis with multiple starts across their State.  This wildfire, though small, was quickly contained by firefighters.

WANDER FIRE

The WANDER FIRE started on July 3, 2019, and located about .5 miles south of New River and about two miles north of the Anthem Outlets in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The fire was observed crossing over Highway 17, which was closed at mile post 232 by the County Sheriff’s Office.

At 1514 hours, winds began picking up which was of concern to Fire Officials.  They ordered aircraft while evacuations of approximately 36 residents were in effect from approximately 12 houses.

The 10-acre wildfire threatened about 12 structures around 1535 hours, but fire crews quickly stopped the forward rate of spread (1601 hours).  The Sheriff’s Office was expected to be opening the I-17 corridor and lift the evacuation orders.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog

The Wildfire Log: Arizona’s Gap Fire | 1

UPDATE 1 | June 27, 2019 | Thursday

Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning about 10 miles northeast of Bylas, Arizona in the same territory as the BYLAS FIRE managed by the San Carlos Agency on BIA lands, which was discovered on June 25, 2019.

Current Status | Fire behavior has been reported as active with running, flanking and wind-driven runs.  Structures are said to be at risk.  No structures have been reported as damaged or destroyed.  The current cause is unknown at the time of this posting.

Size & Containment Status | Fire has burned approximately 16,721 acres of brush and short grass and has a containment status of 50% contained.

Resources |  There are approximately 115 total personnel along with 4 crews and 3 helicopters.

Damage Assessment | The total cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment expenses have reached $530,000.00.

Updates | We will try to bring you information on this wildfire but have found there is limited information on our verified sources or on Social Media.

 

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2050 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Woodbury Fire | AZ | June 27

Update 7 | June 27, 2019 | Thursday

Incident Summary  | The WOODBURY FIRE was actively burning on the Tonto National Forest in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains but has since seen minimal activity, which is great news for this wildfire.

This fire has been burning since June 8, 2019.

Near Four Ranch

Near Four Ranch, Arizona | Courtesy: Inciweb

Location | About 5 miles northwest of Superior; 8 miles southeast of Roosevelt Marina and about 4 miles south of Roosevelt, Arizona.

Current Status | Officials are still reporting minimal fire behavior with flanking, backing and creeping. The fire has burned 123,404 acres and has a 68% containment status.

Resources | Fire personnel have dramatically dropped down to 538 from the nearly 900-plus only a few days ago.

Incident Cooperators | Superstition Fire and Rescue, Golder Ranch FD, Pinal County EMA, Maricopa County, Gila County EMA, Tonto NF, American Red Cross, AZ DOT, FEMA, AZ DOEQ, AZ Department of Public Safety, Apache Junction (City), AZ State Forestry, BLM AZ Fire, Gila County SO, Maricopa County SO, Pinal County SO and Tri-City Fire District, Flagstaff IMET, New Mexico Fire Dispatchers, and Arizona Humane Society.

Damage Assessments | The total cost of fire suppression efforts and containment expenses, have toppled out at $18.9 Million Dollars.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated @ 2005 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Woodbury Fire | AZ | June 25

Update 6 | June 25, 2019 | Tuesday

Incident Summary  | The WOODBURY FIRE was actively burning on the Tonto National Forest in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains but has since seen minimal activity, which is great news for this wildfire.  This fire has been burning since June 8, 2019.

The now 115,750-acre wildfire is listed as the State’s sixth largest fire.  Fire crews have successfully reached a 48% containment status.

Location | About 5 miles northwest of Superior; 8 miles southeast of Roosevelt Marina and about 4 miles south of Roosevelt, Arizona.

Fire Behavior | Minimal fire activity allowing Fire Managers, however they expect this incident to be far from over as they are still working on gaining full suppression and it burning for the next few weeks.  Fire Officials are asking the public NOT to report smoke from this fire, as they are monitoring the current fire situation.

Fire Resources | There are still a reported 931 fire personnel, along with 18 crews, 45 engines and  helicopters that are showing still assigned but the IC has started the process of releasing them.

Incident Cooperators | Superstition Fire and Rescue, Golder Ranch FD, Pinal County EMA, Maricopa County, Gila County EMA, Tonto NF, American Red Cross, AZ DOT, FEMA, AZ DOEQ, AZ Department of Public Safety, Apache Junction (City), AZ State Forestry, BLM AZ Fire, Gila County SO, Maricopa County SO, Pinal County SO and Tri-City Fire District, Flagstaff IMET, New Mexico Fire Dispatchers, and Arizona Humane Society.

Evacuations | The Gila County Sheriff Office has lifted all evacuation orders and notifications.

Closures | All roadways have been reopened, as well as the highway.  The Tonto National Monument remains CLOSED.

Fire Images | Check out some of these amazing WOODBURY FIRE images posted all over Social Media:

June 25, 2019:

Credit: AZ Fire & Medical

Credit: AZ Fire & Medical

The many grateful firefighters and communities that came together. | Credit: Tonto NF

Damage Assessments | The total cost of fire suppression efforts and containment expenses, have toppled out at $16,000,000.

For a fire this large, we are are happily to report 0 structures destroyed, which say a lot about the men and women behind the scenes, from the skies above, on the fire line and those who support them all.  Thank you!

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/25/2019 @ 2100 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Woodbury Fire | AZ | June 24

Update 5 | June 24, 2019 | Monday

Incident Summary  | The WOODBURY FIRE is burning on the Tonto National Forest in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains but is moving out of the area.

Location | About 5 miles northwest of Superior; 8 miles southeast of Roosevelt Marina and about 4 miles south of Roosevelt, Arizona.

Fire Behavior | Fire behavior consists of being active, uphill runs, flanking and backing.

Cause | The fire began on Saturday, June 8th from an unknown ignition that is currently under investigation.  It was determined to be human caused.

Fire Resources | 931 total personnel.

Incident Cooperators | Superstition Fire and Rescue, Golder Ranch FD, Pinal County EMA, Maricopa County, Gila County EMA, Tonto NF, American Red Cross, AZ DOT, FEMA, AZ DOEQ, AZ Department of Public Safety, Apache Junction (City), AZ State Forestry, BLM AZ Fire, Gila County SO, Maricopa County SO, Pinal County SO and Tri-City Fire District, Flagstaff IMET, New Mexico Fire Dispatchers, and Arizona Humane Society.

Fire Size, Containment Status | 112,899 acres. 48% contained.

FIRE FACT | The WOODBURY FIRE is now the 6th largest fire in AZ History.

Expected containment is July 15, 2019 around midnight.

Credit: NWS Phoenix

High Value Assets |  Structure protection has been a high priority task to fire crews, whom have been working non-stop protecting these areas:

  • Tonto National Monument
  • 115kv power lines
  • 500kv power lines – major line
  • Carlotta mines & mine infrastructure
  • Transportation corridors
  • Commercial properties
  • Private homes
  • Rec areas
  • Riparian waterways
  • Endangered species, such as the Mexican Spotted Owl
  • Sonoran Desert ecosystem

Evacuations | Shelter for evacuees is located at the Lee Kornegay Intermediate School. 4735 S Ragus Road, Miami, AZ.

Evacuee Resources | For evacuations, shelters, livestock and pet shelters, call 928-402-8888.

Closures | Tonto NF closures:  https://bit.ly/31O2Ih4.  AZ DOT closures:  https://az511.gov/

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS | Firefighters save a 700-year-old Salado cliff dwelling found at the Tonto National Monument Park.

Fire in Images | Here are some incredible fire images coming out of this incident from official government agencies and public organizations splashing these photos all over Social Media.

June 24, 2019:

The Incident Management Team is happy to report that no structures have been lost to date from the WOODBURY FIRE.  Efforts to protect values in the Highway 188 corridor in Roosevelt have been successful.  Lakeview Park is one of these values protected – Tonto National Forest.

Credit: Tonto NF

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/24/2019 2215 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Woodbury Fire | AZ | June 23

Update 4 | June 23, 2019 | Sunday

Incident Summary  | The WOODBURY FIRE is burning on the Tonto National Forest in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains but is moving out of the area.

FIRE FACT 

On June 11, 2019, there were 5 wildfires burning at the same as the WOODBURY FIRE (5,000 ac. 0% contained), MOUNTAIN FIRE (7,470 ac. 53% contained), COLDWATER FIRE (9,665 ac. 15% contained), MAROON FIRE (8,605 ac. 88% contained) and HELLS GATE FIRE (100 ac. 0% contained).

Location | About 5 miles northwest of Superior; 8 miles southeast of Roosevelt Marina and about 4 miles south of Roosevelt, Arizona.

Woodbury Fire Public Information Map June 23, 2019

Image Credit | Tonto NF IMT team

Fire Behavior | Fire behavior is active with uphill runs, running and flanking. Fire operations are continuing.

Cause | The fire began on Saturday, June 8th from an unknown ignition that is currently under investigation.  It was determined to be human caused.

Fire Resources | There are 905 fire personnel assigned to this incident along with SW Area Type 1 IMT 2. IC is Rich Nieto.

AFMA wildland medics, Aaron and Mac (in photo below) are some of the most elite resources out there because they are constantly prepared to rapidly treat and transport any fire line crew member fighting the fire.  These are the guys you want there if you were injured or felt fatigued.

Photo Credit: AZ Fire & Medical

Most of the fire resources are to the northwest, east and southeast sides of the fire. The Incident Command Post or commonly called the ICP in Gold Canyon will be moving to the Dr. Charles A. Bejaranon Elementary School in Miami. Their move will be completed by the evening of June 24, 2019.

Incident Cooperators | Superstition Fire and Rescue, Golder Ranch FD, Pinal County EMA, Maricopa County, Gila County EMA, Tonto NF, American Red Cross, AZ DOT, FEMA, AZ DOEQ, AZ Department of Public Safety, Apache Junction (City), AZ State Forestry, BLM AZ Fire, Gila County SO, Maricopa County SO, Pinal County SO and Tri-City Fire District, Flagstaff IMET, New Mexico Fire Dispatchers, and Arizona Humane Society.

Incident Cooperators Spotlights:

Pet Disaster Assistance | The AKC’s Pet Disaster Relief organization, a part of the AZ Humane Society is assisting the Gila County Animal Care and Control organization near a Red Cross shelter located at the Miami Intermediate School. They arrived on June 20th and had already two dogs and one cat in their care.

PIOs | There are many men and women Public Information Officers or commonly referred to as ‘PIOs’ that work together from various agencies to bring accurate information to the public, such as evacuation info, community meetings, updates, handling of media and public inquiries and the list goes on.  For this fire, PIOs are representing Tonto NF, City of Apache Junction, Pinal County, AZ Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (AZ EIN), AZ State Forestry, AZ Department of Environment Quality and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) AZ Fire.

SFMD Type 3 crew during burnout operations. | Photo Credit: SFMD

Fire Size, Containment Status | 96,307 acres of tall grass, brush and chaparral destroyed.  There is a 24% containment status.

Current Status | Weather has been in the high temps with very low relative humidity or also more commonly called RH, along with strong southwesterly winds that provide large fire growth. Spread is occurring mostly to the northeast in higher terrain above 4500 feet elevation on the interior of the fire.

Fire Managers are tasking crews with direct and indirect attack operations to  push back the fire and diverted away from the area’s collective assets:

  • Tonto National Monument
  • 115kv power lines
  • 500kv power lines – major line
  • Carlotta mines & mine infrastructure
  • Transportation corridors
  • Commercial properties
  • Private homes
  • Rec areas
  • Riparian waterways
  • Endangered species, such as the Mexican Spotted Owl
  • Sonoran Desert ecosystem

SFMD’s Type 3 crews are continuing with burnout operations for structure protection.  They have helped to save the area near Tonto National Monument and along highway 188 near the Roosevelt Dam Bridge.

Fire is expected to be mostly on the eastern half of the perimeter.

Photo Credit: SFMD

Air Tankers are still being used to assist with fire suppression and containment from the skies.

Evacuations | Shelter for evacuees is located at the Lee Kornegay Intermediate School. 4735 S Ragus Road, Miami, AZ.

Evacuee Resources | For evacuations, shelters, livestock and pet shelters, call 928-402-8888.

Closures | Tonto NF closures:  https://bit.ly/31O2Ih4.  AZ DOT closures:  https://az511.gov/

Fire in Images | Photo Credit: AZ DOT

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS | Firefighters save a 700-year-old Salado cliff dwelling found at the Tonto National Monument Park.

Fire in Images | Here are some incredible fire images coming out of this incident from official government agencies and public organizations splashing these photos all over Social Media.

June 21, 2019:

Woodbury Fire | Photo Credit American Red Cross

Landsat image of the Woodbury Fire

60,000 acres can be seen on this recent Landsat image. | Photo Credit: USGS Landsat Program

June 20, 2019:

Photo of the Roosevelt Dam | Photo Credit: Kevin Duby, ADOT Emergency Manager

Fire crews structure protection of the 700 yo Salado cliff dwellings at the Tonto NM | Photo Credit: Tonto NF

AFMA fire crews, Vince & Ronnie tasked with structure protection. | Photo Credit: AZ Fire & Medical

AKC’s Pet Disaster Relief at the Shelter near Red Cross. | Photo Credit: AZ Humane Society

June 15, 2019:

Smoke rising from fire in Superstitions. View from SR 88 at Canyon Lake. | Photo Credit: Kevin Duby, ADOT Emergency Manager

June 17, 2019:

The Progression Map. | Photo Credit: Tonto NF

June 14, 2019:

Recon flight over the fire. | Photo Credit: AZ State Forestry

Fire emerges from behind the Superstition Mountain on 6/14/2019. | Photo Credit: AZ DOT

June 12, 2019:

The men and women are the faces behind the messaging to the public and media. | Photo Credit: Pinal County OEM

June 11, 2019:

NWS IMET team deployed to the fire. | Photo Credit: NWS IMET

June 10, 2019:

Crews previously working on the Mountain Fire in Cave Creek are diverted to this fire. | Photo Credit: Daisy Mtn Fire & Medical

 

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/23/2019 – 1115 hours PDT

The Wildfire Log | Woodbury Fire | AZ | June 21

Update 3 | June 21, 2019 | Friday

fire burning over desert vegetation with smoke column

Photo Credit | Tonto NF

Incident Summary  | The Woodbury Fire is burning on the Tonto National Forest in a remote area of the Superstition Mountains but is moving out of the area.

Location | About 5 miles northwest of Superior; 8 miles southeast of Roovelt Marina and about 4 miles south of Roosevelt, Arizona.

Fire Behavior | Active with uphill runs, running and flanking.

FIRE DANGER | Payson and Pleasant Valley (Very High)

Cause | The fire began on Saturday, June 8th from an unknown ignition that is currently under investigation.  It was determined to be human caused.

Resources | 1,112 personnel. 21 crews, 5 air tankers, 28 engines and 8 helicopters with some men/women from the Flagstaff and Casa Grande areas, plus a SW Type 1 IMT, Team 2. IC:  Rich Nieto.

Incident Cooperators | Pinal County EMA, Maricopa County, Gila County EMA, Tonto NF, American Red Cross, AZ DOT, FEMA, AZ DOEQ, AZ Department of Public Safety, Gila County SO, Maricopa County SO, Pinal County SO and Tri-City Fire District.

Fire Size, Containment Status | 65,903 acres of tall grass, brush and chaparral destroyed. 42% containment status.  Estimated full containment by July 1, 2019.

FIRE PREPAREDNESS LEVEL | Has been increased to 3, Nationally is 2.

6/21/2019 Day Ops Map | Photo Credit – Tonto NF

Current Status |  The fire has burned 65,903 acres of tall grass, brush and chaparral.  It is currently starting to move out of the Superstition Wilderness and along the corridor of State Highway 188.

Firefighters began firing operations adjacent to the Spring Creek Ranch and additional time will be focused as conditions allow them to do.  This will help create a wider barrier.

5 Air tankers were used on fire operations on Thursday, June 20th.

Tasked with direct and indirect attack operations to stop the threat to assets:  Tonto National Monument, 115kv power lines, 500kv power line serving the Phoenix area, the Pinto Valley and Carlotta mines and their infrastructures, to major infrastructure, transportation corridors, commercial property, private homes, rec areas, riparian waterways, threatened and endangered species (Mexican Spotted Owl) and the Sonoran Desert ecosystem.

FIRE DANGER | Tonto Basin, Globe and Mesa/Cave Creek (Very High)

Fire Status – NE area |   This side burned aggressively within the perimeter causing a lot of smoke, as the fire moved inside its containment lines.  The fire then became wind-driven by winds from the southwest and reportedly reaching top speeds of 25 miles-per-hour!

Fire Status – Eastern side |  It is burning towards the mining operations in the main Pinto creek drainage along Spencer Canyon and West Pinto Creek.

Fire Status – West side | Little fire activity for the last several days was reported.  This area in patrol status.

Fire Status – South side | This is the same information as the West side which is great news for Fire Managers and those whom may live in the area.

Evacuations | Shelter for evacuees is located at the Lee Kornegay Intermediate School. 4735 S Ragus Road, Miami, AZ.

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Photo Credit | Tonto NF

Closures | The Tonto NF has closed the Superstition Wilderness and the adjacent Forest and campgrounds along State Hwy 188, east of the Roosevelt Dam.  More detailed closures, visit —> https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=53108&fbclid=IwAR1pQaAicF-A3dGIvN7zhNYW1vcmBFWKUXck9PSnx5-8j4Yk7l1byDFKEQE

Tortilla Flat Campground and Boulder Picnic area/trailhead are closed.

Highway 88 (Portion of).  The USFS is unsure when this portion of the highway will be reopened.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS | Firefighters save a 700-year-old Salado cliff dwelling found at the Tonto National Monument Park.

No photo description available.

General area where fire is burning.

Damage Assessment |  Structure protection group has installed sprinklers, cleared brush and implemented firing operations at the Reevis Mountain School, one portable yurt suffered minor damage. $10.9 Million cost-to-date in fire suppression costs and containment efforts.

The USFS – Tonto NF states that there has been no damage reported in the Tortilla Flat area.

(c) 2019 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/21/2019 at 2345 hours PDT