Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Woodbury Fire Information
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. AZ Standard Time
Steady Progress on Woodbury Fire
Firefighters continue to steadily make progress around the perimeter of the Woodbury Fire. The southeast corner is cold, and no smoke was seen Thursday afternoon.
Farther south, crews continue to improve contingency lines to protect Pinto Valley and Silver King mines, Miles Ranch, Tony Ranch, and Clark Ranch. The southwestern corner of the fire moved towards state lands Thursday but remains in the Wilderness near Dripping Springs.
The fire is active there because the higher temperatures dried out the vegetation that now contains less than one percent moisture. With excessive heat, the grasses are actively burning.
Further out from the southwest corner of the fire, crews are improving contingency lines. These lines consist of roads and natural features. The goal is to improve and join lines from Elephant Butte to Forest Road 172. Other crews worked today to improve fireline from Quarter Circle Ranch to Peralta Trail. A group of firefighters is assigned to protect structures; and today, they worked on protection of the Circle U Ranch and about a dozen homes in the Elephant Butte area.
Tomorrow, crews will focus on holding the fire within the Wilderness boundary. The weather will be hot at 105 and 20 mile-per-hour wind gusts.
Official fire information, including updates, photos and maps can be found on the Inciweb website at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6382/. Information will also be shared through the Tonto National Forest Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/ and Twitter: @TontoForest. The new Fire Information phone number is 505-399-2439.
No Donations Please: The Arizona communities have shown great generosity and interest in the fire, however, donations of baked goods, food, and other commodities are not allowed due to health guidance procedures. The Incident team encourages residents to visit with their local volunteer firefighters, city firefighters, the United Way or Red Cross.