Fire Management Team Information Phone Lines Down Due To Fire


The Type 1 Southwest Fire Management Team Information Center phone lines are down due to the Ponderosa Fire burning through fiber optic cables.

The fire management team has a website and e-mail available for information about the Willow Fire.

Repair crews are working to reestablish the center's phone lines so residents can call to get information about the Willow Fire and other fire incidents being handled by the Southwest Team.

The fire team website is

E-mail -

The telephone line, (928) 468-1230, will be reestablished as soon as possible.

The Payson Police Department has opened a new phone line to provide the public with the most current information on the Willow Fire and any possible evacuation plans. Call (928) 474-5242, ext. 320.

Additional information may also be available from the Rim Country Regional Chamber of Commerce offices - Payson (928) 474-4515 and Pine-Strawberry (928) 476-3547.

For Highway Closure Information and Restrictions:

Watch for regular updates.

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