Skip to main content

Backbone Fire

Unit Information

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

USFS Shield

News Releases — Backbone Fire

Backbone Fire Morning Update for June 21, 2021 Released: 6/21/2021
Backbone Fire Morning Update June 21, 2021Acres: 32,757 acresPercent Containment: 0%Start Date: June 16, 2021Cause: LightningOrigin Location: Approximately 12 miles west of Pine and...
Backbone Fire Evening Update for June 20, 2021 Released: 6/20/2021
Backbone Fire Evening Update for June 20, 2021   Acres: 24,198 acresPercent Containment: 0%Start Date: June 16, 2021Cause: LightningOriginal Location: Approximately 12 miles west of Pine and...
Backbone Fire Morning Update for June 20, 2021 Released: 6/20/2021
 Acres: 24,198 acres Percent Containment: 0% Start Date: June 16, 2021 Cause: Lightning Origin Location: Approximately 12 miles west of Pine and Strawberry, Arizona Fuels: Pinyon...
Evacuation Shelter Moves Location -Town of Payson Released: 6/19/2021
Payson evacuation site will move from the Rim Country Middle School to the Payson High School Dome Move will take place at 6:00 PM tonightLarge animals, RVs and Campers are still welcome at the...
Backbone Fire Evening Update- June 19, 2021 Released: 6/19/2021
  Acres: 17,126 acres Percent Containment: 0%   Start Date: June 16, 2021                                               ...
Backbone Fire Morning Update - June 19, 2021 Released: 6/19/2021
                                                                  Backbone Fire Morning Update June 19, 2021   Acres: 17,126...
Backbone Fire at 6,000 acres; evacuation orders issued Released: 6/18/2021
CAMP VERDE, Ariz., June 18, 2021 — Evacuation orders have been issued in communities surrounding the 6,000-acre Backbone Fire, which originated approximately 12 miles west of Pine and Strawberry,...
BACKBONE FIRE ADVISORY - "GO" STATUS FOR BOTH HUNTS RANCH AND STRAWBERRY Released: 6/18/2021
  BACKBONE FIRE ADVISORY - "GO" STATUS FOR BOTH HUNTS RANCH AND STRAWBERRY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: June 18, 2021 Time: 4:30 p.m. Globe, Arizona The Gila County Sheriff's Office has moved...
Backbone Fire near Child’s powerplant substation at 1,200 acres Released: 6/17/2021
CAMP VERDE, Ariz., June 17, 2021 — The Backbone Fire was reported last night at 11:30 p.m. near the Fossil Creek recreation area and Child’s powerplant substation, approximately 12 miles west of...
Backbone Fire Morning Update - 6-17-21 Released: 6/17/2021
Wildfire start 12 miles west of Strawberry   CAMP VERDE, Ariz., June 17, 2021 — A fire was reported last night about 11:30 p.m. in an area 12 miles west of Strawberry near the old Child’s...