Four fires burning east and northeast of Phoenix

Mountain Fire, June 8, 2019
Mountain Fire, June 8, 2019. InciWeb photo.

Four wildfires are currently burning 30 to 90 miles east and northeast of Phoenix, Arizona.

map wildfires Arizona June 11 2019

The Woodbury Fire in the Superstition Mountains 8 miles northwest of Superior has burned about 5,000 acres on the Tonto National Forest since it started June 8. Tuesday morning the Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire, which is spreading in thick brush on extremely steep and rugged terrain.

Woodbury Fire, June 10, 2019
Woodbury Fire, June 10, 2019. InciWeb photo.

The Mountain Fire is now in patrol and mopup status after burning 7,470 acres since it started on June 7 four miles northwest of Bartlett Reservoir. Two hand crews and two engine are assigned today.

The Coldwater Fire, seven miles northeast of Pine, is producing moderate to heavy smoke in the mornings between 3 and 9 a.m. along State Route 87, and intermittently in the afternoons. It has blackened 9,665 acres of Ponderosa pine and mixed conifer since it started May 30.

Coldwater Fire, June 8, 2019
Coldwater Fire, June 8, 2019. InciWeb photo.

The Bylas Fire (at the community of the same name) 22 miles southeast of San Carlos along U.S. 70 has burned about 300 acres in the Gila Valley. It started June 8 and a Type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

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