The Central Fire is 87% contained. Firefighters continue to patrol and monitor the fire’s perimeter, monitoring areas that have had residual heat on the interior. Resources assigned to the fire continue to support and are available for initial attack on new fires in the area.
The Tonto National Forest has an area closures surrounding the Bush and Central Fires. Fire restrictions remain in place. Details are available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices.
For your safety and ours, please drive with caution. Firefighters continue to work along Highway 87 and 188. Drivers should expect fire personnel and cooperators to be working on highway shoulders and should use extreme caution. Slow down and watch for firefighters working along the highways. Please not stop along the road in the fire area.
Road Status Information: https://az511.com/ or call 511
Evacuation Status: READY – No active evacuations. Learn more about “Ready-Set-Go Arizona” and sign up for emergency notifications for your county: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t. Every time a drone is spotted near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area. More info visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
Acres: 4,499 acres (no change)
Percent Containment: 87%
Start Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
Origin Location: East of New River, AZ
Fuels: Tall grass and brush
Resources: approx. 50 personnel including 1 Type 2 IA crew; 4 engines, 1 water tender and 1 dozer
Fire Information: 928-351-7596 (public)
Facebook: Fb.com/bushfireinfo Email: [email protected]