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Woodbury Fire

Unit Information

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

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Blowing Ash Resembles Smoke

Woodbury Fire Wildfire
Announcements – 7/19/2019

Blowing Ash Resembles Smoke

The Tonto National Forest has recently had reports of smoke visible within the #WoodburyFire burn scar along State Highway 188. What people are actually seeing is ash being blown around. This occurs due to high winds from heat on the desert floor. This may cause ash to move around and resemble smoke. This type of disturbance may continue to occur until significant amount of moisture is received and ash settles. We appreciate local community members having a raised sense of awareness. As a reminder, the Woodbury Fire is 100% contained and crews continue to patrol the perimeter. At this time all fire activity and smoke is within the interior and does not pose a risk to the containment line.