A local Type 3 organization led by Incident Commander Preston Mercer will assume command of the Museum Fire today at 6 PM. The Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2, led by Incident Commander Rich Nieto, has made solid progress containing the fire and will continue mop-up, suppression repair, and cooling hot spots today.
Because of the potential for severe flooding from areas burned in the Woodbury Fire, a 7-mile, unpaved section of State Route 88 (Apache Trail) will remain closed from an area several miles east of Tortilla Flat to just west of the Apache Lake marina turnoff while the Arizona Department of Transportation continues assessing conditions.
he Greater Phoenix Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened a cooling center at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 940 E. Southern Ave., Mesa, AZ 85204 in response to to tonight’s monsoon storm. Those affected in the East Valley by tonight’s monsoon storm can come to the cooling center to get a respite from the heat, water and snacks.