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'Woodbury Fire' continues to burn in Superstition Mountains

Posted: 4:13 PM, Jun 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 16:28:09Z
Woodbury Fire
Woodbury Fire in Superstition Mountains
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Woodbury Fire

Fire crews are continuing to work on containing a wildfire that has been burning in the Superstition Mountains since June 8.

Tonto National Forest officials said as of Tuesday morning, the Woodbury Fire had covered 40,557 acres. It is six percent contained. Officials say the fire is human-caused.

On Tuesday, fire officials will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon. The address is 6640 S. King's Ranch Rd in Gold Canyon.

The fire is not threatening any communities or structures at this time, officials say.

The public is asked to avoid the Woodbury and Roger's Trough trailheads and roads in the area to allow firefighters to work building fire lines safely.

Fire officials said Friday morning the blaze had forced the closure of SR-88 near Tortilla Flat.

Approximately 736 fire personnel are battling the blaze.

Forestry officials said smoke would be visible from US 60 and the communities surrounding the Superstition Wilderness.