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.
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…
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 …
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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,…
Woodbury Fire information has asked the public to contact Arizona Department of Transportation regarding State Route 88 closures, effective immediately at 8:00 a.m on Friday July 19, 2019.
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.
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.
Woodbury Fire personnel have been using an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to identify heat that may threaten containment lines.
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.
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…
According to an update posted 9 a.m., Monday, June 24, the Woodbury Incident Command Post has moved from Peralta Trail Elementary School in Gold Canyon to Miami, AZ.
The Gila County Sheriff's Office has announced an evacuation alert for Roosevelt and Roosevelt Lake area residents.
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.
A public information meeting concerning the Woodbury Fire was held in Gold Canyon on June 18, 2019.
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.
On June 10, 2019, a mobile home fire in the 400 block of S. Vista Rd. in Apache Junction resulted in a total loss.
The Superstition Fire & Medical District extinguished a wildland fire near Hwy. 88 and Goldfield Ghost Town on Friday, May 31st.
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.