Woodbury Fire listed at nearly 113,000 acres as of Monday morning

Photo By Superstition Fire and Medical District: Firefighters battle the Woodbury Fire.

No structures lost or major injuries reported to date

By Jon Johnson

jonjohnsonnews@gmail.com

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS – The Woodbury Fire has caused the evacuation of the Roosevelt area, but to date, no structures have been lost even as the fire now encompasses 112,889 acres with 25 percent containment as of Monday morning.

A smoky haze from the fire descended upon the Gila Valley on Monday, but there were no warnings about unhealthy air for those with respiratory issues.  

While no major injuries have been reported, there have been some minor lacerations and heat-related illness due to the blaze. 

Photo By Instagram@Arizona_Wildlife/Kyler Noe: Retardant and water drops are essential to battling the Woodbury Fire.

On Sunday, the wind-swept fire spread on its northern edge south of Apache Lake toward Four Ranch. Firefighters applied back burning to the area from Davis Ranch to Fish Creek to stop the fire before it progressed to infrastructure along the State Highway 88 corridor. Additional firing operations are also scheduled for today, which will send up smoke, along with interior burning.

With milder easterly winds expected, retardant and water drops are expected to help hold fire lines near Nonesuch Rock and Sawtooth Ridge. 

Current closures: 
Tonto National Forest Fire Area Closure information: https://bit.ly/31O2Ih4 
For current Arizona Department of Transportation information visit: https://az511.gov/

Tonto National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions remain in place.

This article was corrected at 3:20 p.m. to correctly change the headline from 130,000 acres to 113,000 acres.

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