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Central Fire

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Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - State Office
1110 W. Washington Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85007
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Minimal Activity Observed on Central Fire

Central Fire Wildfire
News – 6/25/2020

  Central Fire - June 25, 2020 UpdateAcres: 4,499 acres                                                                                      Percent Containment: 69%
Start Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020                                                      Cause: Human-caused
Origin Location: East of New River, AZ                                                 Fuels: Tall grass and brush
Resources: 135 total including 2 Type 1 crews; 3 Type 2 crews; 4 engines, and 1 dozer

 Minimal Activity Observed on Central Fire   The Central Fire is 69% contained. Yesterday, crews concentrated their actions around the few remaining heat sources found by the infrared flight in the southwest and northwest sections of the fire. Minimal fire activity is expected today, primarily within the fire’s perimeter.  Actions today will focus on extinguishing heat near containment lines and suppression repair. Ground and aerial resources will take suppression actions as needed. The Type 1 Incident Management team will be transitioning command of the Central Fire to the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Team tomorrow at 6 a.m. Hot, dry weather is expected to continue throughout the area. Southwest winds are expected to pick up in the afternoon up to 25 mph.  

Smoke Outlook:

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The Tonto National Forest has an area closure surrounding the Central Fire. Fire restrictions remain in place. Details  are available at

Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Every time a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area. More info visit   Fire Information: 928-351-7596 (public)                                              928-351-7723 (media)

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