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Central Fire

Unit Information

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

Smoke on the Central Fire Interior

Central Fire Wildfire
News – 6/26/2020

June 26, 2020 UpdateThe Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Team assumed command of the Bush and Central Fires at 6 a.m. today. The team will continue the work to fully suppress and contain of both Central and Bush fires.Resources assigned to the fire continue to enhance and monitor containment, patrolling the fire’s edge. Resources are also available for the initial attack of new starts in the area.

Central Fire Acres: 4,499 acres                                                                                           Percent Containment: 80% Start Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020                                                          Cause: Human-caused Origin Location: East of New River, AZ                                                    Fuels: Tall grass and brush Resources: approx. 100 personnel including 2 Type 1 crews; 3 Type 2 crews; 4 engines, and 1 dozer  

Minimal Activity Observed on Central Fire

The Central Fire is 80% 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.    
Emergency Stabilization-Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) assessments are in progress. For more information, visit: Evacuation Status: READY – No active evacuations. Learn more about “Ready-Set-Go Arizona” and sign up for emergency notifications for your county:

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Road Closure Information: or call 511    For your safety and ours, please drive with caution. Firefighters continue to work along Highway 87 and 188. Drivers should expect fire personnel and cooperators to be working on highway shoulders and should use extreme caution. Slow down and watch for firefighters working along the highways. Please not stop along the road in the fire area. The Tonto National Forest has an area closure surrounding the Bush 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)                                                 Inciweb:                  Email:                          Twitter: