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Woodbury Fire

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Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Woodbury Fire Update for June 29, 2019

Woodbury Fire Wildfire
News – 6/29/2019

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Location of Origin: 5 miles NW of Superior, AZ
Jurisdiction: Tonto National Forest, AZ State Land,
AZ-BLM, National Park Service
Size: 123,827 Percent Contained: 68%
Personnel: 410
Cause: Human-Caused, Under Investigation
Fire Information Line: 505-399-2439 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Email: 2019.woodbury@firenet.gov
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6382
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/
Twitter: @TontoForest
Woodbury BAER: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/


Woodbury Fire Update - June 29, 2019, 9 a.m.

Heat and Wind Continue to Challenge Firefighters

Yesterday storm systems near the fire area produced gusty outflow winds. The winds increased fire activity in the Fish Creek area and along the northwest perimeter of the fire near Pinyon Mountain. Containment remains at 68 percent. Fire crews continue to suppress hotspots along the fire’s edge. Smoke may be seen due to pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter.

Suppression repair efforts are being conducted in all closed areas, such as chipping downed trees and hauling out equipment and debris to minimize the effects caused by the fire suppression.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is now in place on the Woodbury Fire. The purpose of the team is to identify and manage potential risks on National Forest System lands to human life and safety, property, critical natural or cultural resources. Their work reduces these threats through appropriate emergency measures. The team includes hydrologists, soil scientists, and other resources. For more information on Woodbury BAER, visit: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/

Tortilla Flat businesses are still open. State Highway 88 remains closed from Tortilla Flat to the junction of State Highway 188 as crews continue to monitor the fireline. Apache Lake, Apache Campgrounds, picnic sites and trailheads remain closed.

Firefighters continue to use Dr. Bejarano Elementary School and Lee Kornegay Intermediate School as the Incident Command Post (ICP).

Closed Campsites: Burnt Corral, Crabtree Wash, Davis Wash, Lower Burnt Coral Shoreline Area, Three-Mile Wash, Upper Burnt Corral Shoreline Area.

Open Lakes: Roosevelt Lake Marina & RV Park, Canyon Lake, Saguaro Lake, Bartlett Lake, Horseshoe Lake and the Lower Salt River.

Open Campsites: Windy Hill, Grapevine, School House, Frazier, Frazier Group Site and Frazier Horse Camp.

Current closures: Tonto National Forest Fire Area Closure information: https://bit.ly/31O2Ih4 Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place.
Tonto National Monument is closed.
For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit: https://az511.gov/

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