Gila National Forest: Final Update on Good Fire, June 16, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date:  June 6, 2020               Size:  ~ 8,370 acres                          Cause: Lightning

Vegetation:  Pinyon-Juniper        Containment: 50%

Strategy:   The Type 3 Team will be transitioning the fire back to the Wilderness Ranger District Fire Management crew as of Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 6:00 a.m. This fire will be in monitor status by the Wilderness RD and the Black Mountain Lookout until the onset of the monsoon season.


Closure Order Rescinded: The temporary closure order #03-06-05-20-004 dated June 11, 2020, that includes Trail #160 which comes out of the Gila Center, and Trail #161 at Little Creek has been rescinded as of June 16, 2020, and the trails will be reopened by June 17, 2020, at 6:00 a.m.

Smoke from fire rises up and away during the daytime, but in the evenings, smoke can pool back down in canyons, drainages, and basins.  For information on air quality and protecting your health, and to find guidance on distances and visibility, please visit Fire information can be found at  Inciweb information:

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