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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 July 3, 2019

Woodbury Fire Wildfire
News – 7/3/2019

Woodbury Firefighters Patrolling and Securing Fire Perimeter

Size: 123,875
Percent Contained: 80%
Personnel: 307
Fire Information Line: 505-399-2439 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Email: 2019.woodbury@firenet.gov
Cause: Human-Caused, Under Investigation
Website: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6382
Facebook: facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/
Twitter: @TontoForest
Woodbury BAER: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/

Firefighters are patrolling the fire perimeter and suppressing any hot spots that challenge the containment line focusing on keeping fire to south of State Highway 188 and east of State Route 88. Smoke may be seen due to pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter.

The Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team is in the processes of assessing multiple resources and values at risk, including trails. When complete, the team will make recommendations for trails that may include the installation of drainage features and warning signage. Drainage feature recommendations will focus on reducing the amount of water runoff and minimizing erosion on portions of trails below steep slopes with moderate to high burn severity. Warning sign recommendations from the team will include burned area flash flood warnings at all trail heads and any area closures, if they are determined necessary by the team. Information on the BAER team may be found here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6405/.

Firefighters continue to use Dr. Bejarano Elementary School and Lee Kornegay Intermediate School as the Incident Command Post, as a result parking will not be allowed in those areas for the Globe/Miami 4th of July festivities at Miami High School.

Tortilla Flat businesses are still open. State Route 88 is closed starting 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 be a long term closure beyond the 4th of July holiday. The closure will remain in place as long as firefighters remain in the area and until Tonto National Forest and Arizona Department of Transportation evaluate and address all safety concerns along SR 88. For the purposes of public safety, the forest closure encompasses more than just the fire perimeter. The perimeter of the closure area starts at the forest boundary north of Apache Junction on SR 88 which makes the northern boundary of the closure area, east and south of SR 88 to Roosevelt Dam at State Highway 188 following forest boundary north of Highway 60. Any violation of this closure is punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.

• Tonto National Forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions and fireworks are not allowed on public lands at any time.
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• Tonto National Forest Fire Area Closure: https://bit.ly/31O2Ih4
• Tonto National Monument is closed. https://www.nps.gov/tont/index.htm
• For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit: https://az511.gov/
• 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.

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