The Central Fire is 69% contained. Yesterday, crews concentrated their actions around the few remaining heat sources found by the infrared flight in the southwest and northwest sections of the fire. Minimal fire activity is expected today, primarily within the fire’s perimeter. Actions today will focus on extinguishing heat near containment lines and suppression repair. Ground and aerial resources will take suppression actions as needed.
- Acres: 4,499 acres
- Percent Containment: 69%
- Start Date: Saturday, June 20, 2020
- Cause: Human-caused
- Origin Location: East of New River, AZ
- Fuels: Tall grass and brush
- Resources: 135 total including 2 Type 1 crews; 3 Type 2 crews; 4 engines, and 1 dozen
The Type 1 Incident Management team will be transitioning command of the Central Fire to the Arizona Central West Zone Type 3 Team tomorrow at 6 a.m.,
Hot, dry weather is expected to continue throughout the area. Southwest winds are expected to pick up in the afternoon up to 25 mph.
Smoke Outlook: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/CentralArizona.
Visit https://az511.com/ or call 511 for current road closure information.
The Tonto National Forest has an area closure surrounding the Central 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.
Fire Information: 928-351-7596 (public); 928-351-7723 (media)
Email: [email protected]