Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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 1⁄2 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. For information about evacuations, shelters, livestock and pet shelters call Gila County Emergency Management from 8AM to 5PM at 928-402- 8888.
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 Fire information. The additional phone number is: 480-288-6110.
Current closures: The Tonto National Forest has modified the closure of the Superstition Wilderness and adjacent forest to now include campgrounds along State Highway 188 east of Roosevelt dam. For more detailed information go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices/?aid=53108
State Highway 88 is now closed from Tortilla Flat east to the junction of State Highway 88 and State Highway 188, however the businesses at Tortilla Flat are open. Highway 188 is now closed from the Highway 88/188 junction south to the Highway 88/288 Junction. Highway 288 is open. The Tonto National Monument is closed.
The following areas are open to the public: Canyon Lake, Lower Salt River, Saguaro Lake, Roosevelt Lake, Bartlett Lake, Lost Dutchman State Park, Oak Flat Campground, businesses in Tortilla Flat. Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place.