Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
The Woodbury is now 100% controlled.
State Route 88 Closure: Because of the potential for severe flooding from areas burned in the Woodbury Fire, a 7-mile, unpaved section of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) will remain closed from an area several miles east of Tortilla Flat to just west of the Apache Lake marina turnoff while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues assessing conditions. 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 business remain open. Additional information regarding the highway closure can be found at: https://azdot.gov/media/News/news-release/2019/07/29/seven-mile-stretch-of-sr-88-remains-closed-due-to-flooding-risk
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://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=53158
Businesses remain open along Highway 188 and along State Highway 88 (Apache Trail) from Tortilla Flat south to Apache Junction, and Apache Lake Marina on the upper end.
Forest Service Closed sites: Crabtree Wash, Davis Wash and Fish Creek. Additional information can be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=53917
Open Lakes and Campsites: Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, Bartlett Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Lower Salt River, Roosevelt Lake (Roosevelt Marina and RV Park, Windy Hill, Grapevine, School House, Frazier, Frazier Group Site, Cholla Campground, and Frazier Horse Camp), and Apache Lake (Apache Lake Marina, Three Mile Wash, Burnt Corral, Lower Burnt Corral Shoreline Area, and Upper Burnt Corral Shoreline Area).
BAER: The BAER team completed their assessment and have provided a report to Tonto National Forest. Agency Information on the Woodbury Fire BAER efforts can be found here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/.
Links for more information
· Tonto National Forest remains in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. For details visit: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=52969 and remember fireworks are always prohibited.
· Woodbury Fire Area Closure Information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=53158
· Tonto National Monument (NPS) information: https://www.nps.gov/tont/index.htm
· For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit: https://az511.gov/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Saturday June 08th, 2019 approx. 01:30 PM|
|Location||5 miles NW of Superior, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Brent Davidson - Type 3 Incident Commander/Rigo Flores- Incident Commander Trainee|
|Coordinates||33.409 latitude, -111.199 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||100%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Monday July 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
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.
Minimal creeping and smoldering
Monitor and patrol the fire perimeter. Initial attack responsibilities will be continued.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No anticipated perimeter growth. Fire activity limited to interior pockets of unburned fuel.
No anticipated growth.