The Bush Fire is currently 61% contained. Firefighters have continued efforts to secure firefines to protect property. Limited fire activity is being observed. Firefighters continue to suppress hotspots within the fire’s perimeter as needed. Fire suppression repair work also continues. (Fire map)
Small pockets of fuel within the fire’s perimeter will continue to burn and create columns of smoke. Expect to also see dust devils of ash that are commonly mistaken for smoke within the fire’s interior.
There will be an online community meeting tonight on the Bush and Central Fires at 6 pm on Fb.com/bushfireinfo. An American Sign Language interpreter and captioning will be provided. A recording will be posted following the meeting. No account is required to view the video. If a pop-up box appears when you first navigate to the link, you can use the scroll bar on the right to scroll down to the view and/or click “not now” to minimize the login pop-up. We will monitor online Facebook questions during the meeting or you can e-mail us your questions at [email protected].
Evacuation info: Visit Maricopa County https://ready.maricopa.gov/ and Gila County: www.readygila.com/ for more information.
Smoke Outlook: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/CentralArizona
Visit https://az511.com/ or call 511 for current road closure information.
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.
The Tonto National Forest has an area closure surrounding the Bush Fire. Fire restrictions remain in place. Details are available at https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/tonto/alerts-notices.
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: 186,848 acres
Percent Containment: 61%
Start Date: Saturday, June 13, 2020
Origin Location: 22 miles NE of Mesa,AZ
Fuels: Tall grass and brush
Resources: 587 total including 3 Type 1 Crews; 6 Type 2 Crews; 30 Engines; 3 bulldozers; 4 water tenders; 8 helicopters
Email: [email protected]
Bush Fire Perimeter Map: https://tinyurl.com/Bush-Fire-Map
Bush Fire Progression Map: https://bit.ly/BushFireTimeProgressionMap