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Backbone Fire

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Coconino National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Hwy 87 and Houston Mesa Road Closure in Effect at 5 p.m. on June 21, 2021

Backbone Fire Wildfire
Closures – 6/21/2021

June 21, 2021, the Gila County Sheriff’s Department announced that as a result of fire activity and for the safety of fire personnel the following road closure will go into effect at 5:00 pm this evening.

The road closure at Hwy 87 and Houston Mesa Road will be a hard closure and there will be no access for any reason to residences in the Pine, Strawberry community. There is no estimated time when the Highway will reopen. Contact the Gila County Sheriff's Department for more information.