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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 Closures Remain

Woodbury Fire Wildfire
News – 6/30/2019

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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 30, 2019, 9 a.m.


Woodbury Fire Closures Remain

Firefighters continue to be challenged by hot temperatures, low relative humidity and expected gusty winds from nearby storms. Containment remains at 68 percent, as fire crews continue to suppress hotspots along the fire’s edge. With winds increasing smoke may be seen due to pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter.

Tortilla Flat businesses are still open. State Route 88 is closed from Tortilla Flat to State Highway 188 at Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Apache Lake, Apache Campgrounds, picnic sites and trailheads will remain closed until SR 88 is reopened. This closure is expected to remain in effect while firefighters and heavy equipment are operating in the area. Potential safety hazards and road conditions must be addressed before the public is allowed back into the area.

A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is now in place on the Woodbury Fire. The team includes hydrologists, soil scientists, and other resources. On June 29, archaeologists were able to determine that the cliff dwellings in the Rogers Canyon area remain unharmed. Information on BAER team activities, including an overview of the program, phases of team activities, and limitations of the teams is included on the Woodbury Fire BAER page: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/

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

The forest closure encompasses more than just the fire perimeter, it extends from the southern containment lines down to Highway 60 for public safety. Although these areas along Hewitt Canyon Station Road and Forest Road 172 were not directly impacted by fire, they provide direct access into the burn area.

Closed Campsites: Burnt Corral, Crabtree Wash, Davis Wash, Lower Burnt Corral 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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