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Bringham Fire

Unit Information

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938

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Incident Contact

Clifton Ranger District
Phone: 928-687-8600
Hours: M-F 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.

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Unless there is a significant increase in fire activity, this site will not be updated.

The Bringham Fire, located 22 miles north of Morenci, AZ, is currently burning on the Clifton Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Bringham Fire was caused by a lightning strike on on June 6, 2020. Due to the increasing complexity of the fire, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests ordered the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 on June 11, 2020. Team 4 assumed command of the fire on June 13, 2020 at 6:00AM. The Bringham fire transitioned back on June 23, 2020 at 6:00AM from the Type 2 Southwest Incident Management Team 4 to the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Matt Bullmore. The Bringham fire has decreased in complexity and has moderated to the point that command of the fire will transition from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Matt Bullmore, to a Type 4 Organization, led by Incident Commander Joe Names, on July 2, 2020.

A temporary closure order has been issued to assure the protection of public health and safety in the Bringham Fire area. You can view the entire closure order at Highway 191 is closed in both directions between Mile Marker 189 (just past Juan Miller Road) and Mile Marker 225 (Blue Vista). This closure will remain in place through July 4, 2020. More information can be found at


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSaturday June 06th, 2020 approx. 09:08 AM
Location22 Miles North of Morenci, AZ
Incident CommanderMatt Bullmore, White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team
Coordinates33.415 latitude, -109.312 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel65
Size23,142 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained40%
Fuels Involved

Primary carrier is grass with timber litter in the conifer stringers and timber stands. Brush patches add areas of intensity but are not currently contributing significantly to spread.

Significant Events

Fire is creeping around and smoldering within its perimeter. Occasional small flare-ups occur in the interior with little threat of escape.


Planned Actions

Use aerial resources both to suppress, monitor, and evaluate hot spots along fire perimeter.

Projected Incident Activity

Movement is expected to be limited.


The three spike camps will be taken down on Thursday, July 2nd. A Type 4 organization will assume command July 2nd at 0600.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Continued warm and dry over the fire today. Temperature reached a maximum of 76 and RH reached a low of 14%. Forecasted increase in moisture will lead to development of scattered showers and

thuderstorms later today and increased chances tomorrow, Thursday.