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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) has recently completed its 2018/2019 Annual Performance Report. The annual report reviews the metrics by which the organization is measured by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1710 Standard for Career Fire Departments.

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Over the last few days, nearly 120 Arizona firefighters and 34 engines arrived in California to lend a hand on multiple wildfires burning across that state.

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At around 9:30 p.m. on October 17, firefighters responded to the 1000 block of S. Lawther Dr. in Apache Junction for a reported attic fire. Superstition Fire & Medical District and the Mesa Fire & Medical Department arrived to find smoke coming from the attic vents on both ends of th…

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In the aftermath of the Woodbury Fire, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team warned of the dangers of flooding due to scarred earth. Now, just one month after SR-88 reopened between Tortilla Flat and Apache Lake (August 30), landslides caused by last week’s monsoon rain have closed …

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Today, Thursday Sept 26, Superstition Fire and Medical (SFMD) crews assisted a family that was in desperate need of help. Their house was flooded during the recent storm and they needed help moving furniture into storage pods until they could get the home repaired. Several members of SFMD sh…

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Did you know? In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Escape planning and practice can help you make the most of the time you have, giving everyone enough time to get out.

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The USDA, Forest Service, Tonto National Forest is looking for career-focused women who want to protect and preserve America’s public lands by training to become on-call wildland firefighters for the 2020 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations d…

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD), in cooperation with Pinal County Air Quality, will cease Open Burning restrictions effective October 1, 2019. Outdoor cooking fires and small recreational or warming fires do not require a permit. All other burning requires a valid burn pe…

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Firefighters were dispatched around midnight on September 4, 2019 to the 500 block of S. Grand Dr. in Apache Junction for a report of an unknown fire.

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) responded to a field fire on Friday, September 6th. The fire was reported just after 7:00 p.m. in the area of Southern Ave. and Barkley Rd., near the fence line of the Tonto National Forest. SFMD responded with several pieces of Wildland ap…

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The lack of summer monsoon activity has prompted The Tonto National Forest to lift the Woodbury Fire Area Closure effective at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019. Monsoon storms are still attempting to form and could produce locally heavy rain, so be alert and stay out of dry washes and …

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The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened the last stretch of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) that had been closed since the Woodbury Fire burned more than 100,000 acres immediately east of the roadway. This unpaved section lies between milepost 220 east of Tortilla Flat and milepo…

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) and the Mesa Fire & Medical Department responded to a vehicle fire next to an Apache Junction home at 4:38 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

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Learning to live fire-wise is a cause for celebration in areas that are vulnerable to wildfires. Especially in this White Mountains community, which is becoming one of the country’s next fire-adapted communities.

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District (SFMD) responded to a large field fire Friday, August 16, 2019. The fire started when a plumber’s torch malfunctioned and was tossed into dry brush.

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On Friday, August 2, the U.S. Forest Service issued a press release modifying the previous notice concerning access to Apache Lake and several trails in the Superstition Wilderness.

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Because of the potential for severe flooding from areas burned in the Woodbury Fire, a 7-mile, unpaved section of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) will remain closed from an area several miles east of Tortilla Flat to just west of the Apache Lake marina turnoff while the Arizona Department of T…

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The Woodbury fire, which was first reported June 8, is now 100% contained. There is still smoke and active fire moving inside the perimeter consuming pockets of unburned fuel, and local fire personnel remain in place to monitor the burn. The threat of the fire spreading any further, however,…

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The Woodbury is 100% contained around the perimeter edge. This does NOT mean that the fire is controlled. There is still smoke and active fire moving within the interior through pockets of fuel that have not yet burned.

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In their update on July 2, 2019, the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team (IMT) said that the Woodbury Fire containment has increased to 80 percent.

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In the Type 1 Incident Management Team’s (IMT) final update on Thursday morning, June 27, it was reported that the Woodbury Fire containment line increased to 53%. The fire has now burned 123,404 acres and 703 personnel are working to put it out according to IMT team 2.

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The Gila County Sheriff's Office has announced the end of the evacuation notice for ALL Roosevelt area residents. Based on the current Woodbury Fire information from the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team and discussions with Emergency Management, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office…

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Superstition Fire and Medical District (SFMD) Chief Mike Farber has announced a district-wide ban on permits and use of fireworks in the SFMD boundary.

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Hot temperatures and increased fire danger have prompted fire officials to implement fire restrictions for the Tonto National Forest beginning 8:00 am, Saturday, June 15, 2019. Most types of fire or fire-causing activities are prohibited across the entire Tonto National Forest.

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On June 10, 2019, a mobile home fire in the 400 block of S. Vista Rd. in Apache Junction resulted in a total loss.

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The Superstition Fire & Medical District and the Mesa Fire and Medical Department were dispatched on June 2, 2019, for a commercial building fire in the 1700 block of west Apache Trail.