The lightning-caused Bobtail Fire was reported July 12 at 9:30 p.m. It is burning in the Bobtail Ridge area of the Pinal Mountains, 9 miles southwest of Globe/Miami.
The fire is in a confine and contain management strategy and is estimated at 45 acres. It is burning in chaparral brush. Fire activity has been low, mostly creeping and smoldering. The fire activity is expected to increase over the weekend due to lower relative humidity levels. Humidity levels are forecast to increase early next week.