Yesterday and last night firefighters and air operations worked on securing values at risk threatened by hot spots and active fire, primarily on the northeast portion of the fire, from Picket Post Mountain east to Six Shooter Canyon by building dozer and handlines, burnouts as needed and structure protection. Today the fire is expected to be active and aggressive, driven by gusty winds that could cause active runs to the northeast. Crews will continue building fire line and scout for natural barriers, roads, old fire lines and mine pits that they can tie together to stop the fire spread. Crews will also utilize burnouts to secure the fire’s perimeter.
FOR CURRENT EVACUATION INFORMATION
Residents are advised to monitor Facebook pages for Pinal County Sheriff’s Office: https://www.facebook.com/PinalCountySO and Gila County Health and Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/gilacohealthem Notifications can change rapidly. Residents in areas affected by the fire should remain vigilant and be prepared to evacuate. Evacuation notifications are issued when danger is imminent and life threatening.
High Desert Middle School in Globe and Skyline High School in Mesa.
Gila County Emergency Management has activated a call center for information on sheltering if you evacuate due to wildfire: 928-910-4009 8am-5pm.
PINAL COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
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GILA COUNTY EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
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Tonto National Forest Closure has revised its Closure Order and Map: https://www.facebook.com/TontoNationalForest/
Bureau of Land Management Emergency Fire Closure Order and Map: https://www.facebook.com/BLMArizona/
Arizona Department of Transportation Interactive Map: https://az511.gov/
- Acres: 71,756
- Percent Containment: 0%
- Date/Time Detected: Friday, June 4, 2021, 1:30 pm
- Structures burned: 0
- Number of Personnel: 741
- Cause: Human, under investigation
- Origin/Location: South of Superior, Arizona