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Frye Fire News Release

Frye Fire Closure Order Update,September 1, 2017

Incident: Frye Fire Wildfire
Released: 9/1/2017

The Area Closure for the Frye Fire has been reduced by 23,000 acres as of August 30, 2017. Some recreation sites in the Pinaleño Mountains, primarily west of Stockton Pass and southwest of Highway 366, will now be open to the public, including Round-the-Mountain, Lower Arcadia, Upper Arcadia, Lower Twilight, Upper Twilight, and Stockton Pass campgrounds, dispersed camping in the Turkey Flat summer cabin area, and Noon Creek Picnic area. Access to Mt. Graham on Highway 366/Swift Trail remains restricted from Ladybug Saddle to the end National Forest System Road 803 near Clark Peak.

The closure will be in effect until rescinded. The official order and map is available on Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov or on the Coronado National Forest web page news feed at www.fs.usda.gov/coronado .

Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Forest Service appreciate the public’s continued patience and support during road, trail, and campground repair efforts to return areas to a safe and passable condition.

ADOT and the Forest Service are continually assessing conditions. Late monsoon rains may delay reopening or require closure of additional areas.

Some locations will remain closed due to flash flood danger, construction activity, or other hazards that may pose a significant risk to public safety. Motorists are urged to not drive through low water crossings with running water more than a few inches deep.

Travelers are advised to use caution in work zones, as they may encounter work crews. Delays up to 30 minutes should be expected.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at (520) 268-5519 or email STonazzi@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

For more information, visit https://www.azdot.gov/projects/southeast/sr-366-(swift-trail-parkway) .

For additional updates please see the Coronado National Forest Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CoronadoNF .

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300 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
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