Gila National Forest – Fire Update Cub Fire July 1, 2020

Location:  Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.       

Start Date:  June 28, 2020                          Cause:  Lightning             Size:  ~535 acres

Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags

Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.  Wildland firefighters are responding to a vegetation fire within the boundary of the Whitewater-Baldy Fire scar.  An identified safety concern is the number of dead standing trees in the area. Crews are working to protect values at risk and keep the fire as small as possible with firefighter safety as the top priority.  The strategy for this fire is full suppression utilizing confine and contain tactics.

Weather: Red flag warning for high winds and low relative humidity are forecasted thru Monday 6/29 evening.

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