Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
Woodbury Fire Makes Significant Move to the North
With the critical weather yesterday the fire grew significantly to the north. The fire continued movement through Reavis Creek into the Two Bar area. Additional significant growth was observed past the Reevis Mountain School and Granite Mountain into the Little Campaign Creek and the Blackberry Spring area. The fire is also in the west fork of the Pinto Creek which prompted crews to burn-out around the Rock Springs Barn and Corrals and the Miles Ranch Trailhead.
The fire remained active throughout the night. Night time operations are established with engines and hotshot crews. They continue line building and conducting burn-out where needed to protect infrastructure. Structure protection is now in place at Top of the World and the Roosevelt area. This includes building firelines connecting roads and pre-positioning hose lays and water sources. Fire crews also continued to work to protect infrastructure at the mines in the area.
First responders appreciated the safe and orderly evacuation of Roosevelt area residents and visitors from the Roosevelt Dam to the junction of State Highway 188/288. Please be aware firefighting activity is taking place within towns and residential areas. Therefore drive safely and watch for firefighting activities.
A shelter for evacuees is set up at the Lee Kornegay Intermediate School, 4735 S. Ragus Road, Miami, AZ. A community meeting will be held at the Miami High School, 4735 Ragus Road, Miami, AZ at 6:00 pm. For information regarding Gila County Emergency Management call 928-402-8888.
Variable winds with gusts up to 30 miles an hour and single digit humidity will challenge fire fighters today. Similar fire behavior is expected again today, with rapid spread to the north and east. Aircraft including helicopters and air tankers are still working the fire.
Current closures: The Tonto National Forest has closed the Superstition Wilderness and adjacent Forest. For more detailed information go to: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices
State Highway 88 is closed from milepost 213 at Tortilla Flat to State Highway 188 at Roosevelt. Also, State Highway 188 is closed from State Highway 88 just west of Roosevelt at milepost 244 to State Highway 288. For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit https://az511.gov/.
Due to extreme fire danger, the Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) is restricting the sale and use of fireworks within its boundaries. For more information regarding the Fire District please visit their website at www.sfmd.az.gov
The Forest Service Campgrounds at Roosevelt Lake east of Roosevelt Dam are closed. Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in place.
The following areas remain open to the public: Lower Salt River, Saguaro Lake, Canyon Lake, and Tortilla Flat, some areas of Roosevelt Lake, Bartlett Lake, Lost Dutchman State Park and Oak Flat Campground.