Containment of the Woodbury fire reaches 53 percent as fire crews continue to patrol, secure and monitor firelines. The southeastern edge, north of Government Hill, is the latest area to be contained. Crews will continue along the fire’s edge to put out any remaining hot spots.
Groups of firefighters continue to work along the State Route 188 corridor to safeguard the northeast perimeter of the fire. Drivers in the Roosevelt area should remain cautious along the highway.
Fish Creek, Pinyon Mountain and Two Bar Ridge have interior pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter. These pockets pose no threats to the fireline, however southwest winds will push smoke towards the Roosevelt area.
Suppression repair efforts continue along the southern border near Top Of The World where fire crews work to limit the long term effects of fire operations.
State Route 88 remains closed from Tortilla Flat to the State Route 188 Junction while crews continue to monitor the fireline.
The gradual demobilization of resources has begun to right size the workforce to the remaining suppression work to be completed. The Southwest Area Type I Incident Management Team 2 is starting an initial transition of duties to the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team. The Type 3 team will assume command of the fire at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, June 28th.
The Southwest Area Type I Incident Management Team 2 would like to thank the community for their support throughout this complex incident. It’s been a pleasure working with the many local, state and county cooperators who have provided invaluable assistance.
Tonto National Forest Fire Area Closure information: https://bit.ly/31O2Ih4
Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place.
Tonto National Monument is closed.
For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit: https://az511.gov/