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Woodbury Fire

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Incident Contact

Woodbury Fire Information
Phone: 505-399-2439
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AZ Standard Time

Highlighted Activity

07/19/2019 SR 88 closure inquiries should go to ADOT
Effective immediately at 8:00 a.m on Friday July 19, 2019 for the Woodbury Fire.All inquiries in regards to the closure on State Route 88 (Apache Trail Historic Road) should be directed to ADOT. You..
Announcement - 07/19/2019
FINAL Woodbury Fire Map July 15, 2019Image options: [ Full Size ]

The Local Type 3 IMT and Tonto National Forest would like to thank the public for their ongoing support and patience throughout the Woodbury Fire.

The Woodbury is 100% contained around the perimeter edge. This does NOT mean that the fire is controlled. There is still smoke and active fire moving within the interior through pockets of unburned fuel.

State Route 88 Closure: All inquiries in regards to the closure on State Route 88 (Apache Trail Historic Road) should be directed to ADOT. You can submit questions to ADOT by online form or phone by visiting https://azdot.gov/contact. Tortilla Flat businesses remain open. State Route 88 remains closed starting past Tortilla Flat to State Highway 188 at Theodore Roosevelt Dam.

Forest Closure: For the purposes of public safety, the forest closure extends beyond the fire perimeter. The forest closure includes a portion of the Arizona Trail (AZT) and Hewitt Station (Forest Road 357). The perimeter of the closure area starts at the forest boundary north of Apache Junction on SR 88 which makes the northern boundary of the closure area, east and south of SR 88 to Roosevelt Dam at State Highway 188 following forest boundary north of Highway 60. Any violation of this closure is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both. Learn more at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/6382/49307/

Businesses remain open along Highway 188 and along State Highway 88 (Apache Trail) from Tortilla Flat south to Apache Junction.

As information becomes available it will be posted to the Woodbury Fire Inciweb page found at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6382/ as well as the Tonto National Forest webpage and social media sites.

Forest Service Closed Campsites: Burnt Corral, Crabtree Wash, Davis Wash, Lower Burnt Corral Shoreline Area, Three-Mile Wash, Upper Burnt Corral Shoreline Area.

Open Lakes and Campsites: Roosevelt, Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, Bartlett Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Lower Salt River, Roosevelt Marina and RV Park, Windy Hill, Grapevine, School House, Frazier, Frazier Group Site, Cholla Campground, and Frazier Horse Camp.

BAER: The BAER team completed their assessment and have provided a report to Tonto National Forest. Agency Officials will meet during the week of July 15 to review the report. This meeting may provide a more definitive timeline for Highway 88/Apache Trail. Information on the Woodbury Fire BAER team can be found here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/.

The Woodbury Fire
was reported to the Tonto National Forest on June 8, Saturday afternoon. Located approximately five miles northwest of Superior, Arizona, the fire is burning in steep, rugged, remote terrain in and near the Superstition Wilderness.

Register with Pinal County Emergency Management
to receive Emergency Notifications through their Everbridge System: http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/EmergencyManagement/Pages/home.aspx

Links for more information

For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit: https://az511.gov/

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown
Date of OriginSaturday June 08th, 2019 approx. 01:30 PM
Location5 miles NW of Superior, AZ
Incident CommanderBrent Davidson - Type 3 Incident Commander/Rigo Flores- Incident Commander Trainee
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.409 latitude, -111.199 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel15
Size123,875 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Estimated Containment DateMonday July 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)

Brush (2 feet)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Abundant, fully-cured, invasive and native grasses are present at all elevations. Presence of invasive grass species increase on lower slopes within the Sonaran Desert ecosystems. Grass and grass-shrub fuels (GR2/GS2) primarily occupy elevations below 4500', while continuous stands of brush, mesquite and Pinyon-Juniper exist at higher elevations and riparian areas (SH5). Fuel continuity and loading is highly variable across the landscape as determined by elevation, aspect and topography. Measured live fuel moistures of 75% in local area.

Significant Events

Minimal creeping and smoldering

Outlook

Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol the fire perimeter. Initial attack responsibilities will be continued.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours:

No anticipated perimeter growth. Fire activity limited to interior pockets of unburned fuel.

24 hours:

No anticipated growth.