Firing operations continued today on the northeast perimeter of the fire along Forest Road 449 to secure the fireline. Infrared imaging with an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) will be used to confirm there is no remaining heat. Firelines in the Fish Creek area continue to hold. Crews will continue to monitor the northwest edge of the fire near Yellow Jacket Spring for additional fire activity. Firelines are holding along Sawtooth Ridge. UAS will be used to monitor the area. Repair of damage from fire suppression activities continues on the western edge of the fire northeast of Apache Junction. While firefighters stationed at Tortilla Flat were driving back to the Incident Command Post, they identified a new human-caused fire. They immediately suppressed the fire and kept it to one-tenth of an acre.
Motorists are advised to use caution along roadways where firefighters are working. Fire traffic will be present as operations continue.
Every effort is being made to fully secure the northeastern edge of the fire in the Roosevelt area to make sure that the area is safe before making the determination to lift the evacuation. Residents will be notified when the evacuation is lifted. Residents and recreationists should monitor the Arizona Department of Transportation website or Twitter for road information.
For information about evacuations, shelters, livestock and pet shelters call: 928-402-8888
Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place.
Due to allocating the bulk of resources to the northwest, east, and southeast sides of the fire, the Incident Command Post in Gold Canyon is in the process of relocating to Dr. Charles A. Bejarano Elementary School in Miami. The relocation will be completed by the evening of June 24, 2019. The following fire information phone line has been disconnected: 480-288-6110.