Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
30 S Chiricahua Tri
Springerville, AZ 85938
Bringham Fire – July 2, 2020 Update
The Bringham fire has decreased in complexity and has moderated to the point that command of the fire will transition from the White Mountain Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Matt Bullmore, to a Type 4 Organization, led by Incident Commander Joe Names, on July 2, 2020.
Successful firefighting operations have limited the movement towards threatened structures. Crews have completed preparation work around threatened structures and will continue to monitor potential fire spread. Aerial resources will be used to suppress, monitor, and evaluate hot spots along the fire perimeter. Ed Holloway, District Ranger for the Clifton Ranger District, said “I’m thankful to all of the great work completed by the firefighters, and to the aviation crews (helicopters) who helped in a significant way to catch this fire before the onset of the monsoons”.
The weather today is expected to be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Monsoonal activity is forecast to increase over the holiday weekend.
Highway 191 remains closed in both directions between Mile Marker 189 past Juan Miller Road and Mile Marker 225 at Blue Vista. This closure will remain in place through July 4, 2020. Members of the public are advised to drive with caution and leave roadways clear for emergency vehicles and equipment to pass. More information can be found at https://azdot.gov/adot-news/us-191-closed-eastern-arizona-mountains-due-bringham-fire.
Fire information can be found at the following links:
• InciWeb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6747/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnfs/
• Southwest Region Smoke Outlook:https://wildlandfiresmoke.net/outlooks/SouthwesternRegion
• Bringham Fire Story Map: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/BringhamFireWebMap