By Southwest Area Incident Management Team
As predicted, the excessive heat on Thursday completely dried vegetation on the perimeter of the Woodbury Fire. With no moisture in the grasses and wind gusts, the fire grew on the most southern edge towards state lands, though it remains in the Wilderness boundary near Dripping Spring. The fire has not moved anywhere else. No structures are threatened; no evacuations ordered. Although residents will see increased smoke with the winds, the firefighting effort is slow and steady and strategies are working to funnel or herd the fire north. The southeast corner is now cold and trends towards containment.
Firefighters continue to steadily make progress around the perimeter of the Woodbury Fire. The southeast corner is cold, and no smoke was seen Thursday afternoon.
Farther south, crews continue to improve contingency lines to protect Pinto Valley and Silver King Mines, Miles Ranch, Tony Ranch, and Clark Ranch.
Location of Origin: 5 miles Northwest of Superior, AZ
Tonto National Forest
Start Date: June 8, 2019
Size: 10,800 acres
Percent Contained: 0%