Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Approximately 5 miles northwest of Superior, burning in the Superstition Wilderness
Nearest town is Superior, Arizona
Start Date: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Size: 1,400 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Cause: human caused
Summary: The Woodbury Fire is burning in the Superstition Wilderness, northwest of Superior, Arizona. The fire is actively burning within the wilderness, and can be seen by nearby communities. Three crews and five engines are currently assigned to the Woodbury Fire, and additional resources have been ordered. The Superstition Wilderness is extremely steep and rugged, and the fire is burning in an area with thick brush, making direct suppression tactics a safety concern for firefighting personnel.
The public is again being asked to avoid the Woodbury and Roger’s Trough trailheads and roads in the area to allow firefighters to safely work building fire lines.
Smoke will continue to be visible from US Highway 60 and the communities surrounding the Superstition Wilderness.