Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Woodbury Fire Update - June 20, 2019, 6 p.m.
Woodbury Fire Poised To Move East Out Of The Superstition Wilderness
A public meeting will be held at the Miami High School Auditorium, 4735 E. Ragus Rd., Miami, Friday June 21st at 6 P.M.
Today’s critical fire weather conditions have generated increased fire activity in Campaign Creek, West Fork of Pinto Creek, and Spencer Canyons. By late afternoon the fire had reached ½ mile west of the Miles Ranch trailhead. The fire has also moved northeast along Campaign Creek towards the Reevis Mountain School where crews burned out vegetation around the school early this morning. A sprinkler system, pumps to supply it, and water blivets have been installed and are functioning to defend the facility. Structure protection is also currently being put in place in the Top of the World area.
The Woodbury Fire was very active overnight and this morning, moving consistently to the north/northeast through the Campaign Creek area. Due to expected high winds today and through the coming days, the Gila County Office of Emergency Management issued a “GO” notification ahead of the expected fire behavior. The fire is currently at Black Mountain, 7 miles from the Roosevelt area. This proactive “GO” notification allows for a safe and orderly evacuation of the affected Highway 188 area.
A night shift consisting of four Hotshot crews and five engines will begin work tonight to continue control work initiated by day crews. They will also be available as a quick reaction force should nighttime fire behavior create the need.
The west side of the fire has had no activity for several days and is being monitored.
Due to the large volume of calls coming in for information, a second line has been created for Woodbury information. The new number is: 480 288-6110.
Fire Information Line: 505-399-2439 or 480 480 288 6110, 7:00am – 9:00pm
For information about evacuations, shelters, livestock and pet shelters call: 928-402-8888
Current closures: The Tonto National Forest has expanded the closure of the Superstition Wilderness and adjacent Forest as well as campgrounds along State Highway 188 east of Roosevelt dam. For more detailed information go to: http://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=52969
State Highway 88 is closed from beyond Tortilla Flat east to the junction of State Highway 88 and State Highway 188. This includes Apache Lake. The National Park Service Tonto National Monument is also closed.
The following areas remain open to the public: Lower Salt River, Saguaro, Canyon, Roosevelt, and Bartlett lakes, Lost Dutchman State Park and Oak Flat Campground. Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place.