Gila National Forest – Fire Update – Cub Fire – July 4, 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:  ~2,232 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. The only forward progression on the fire is on the south and east sections for the fire. The fire behavior is observed as a low intensity creeping surface fire. The fire has backed down into the West fork of the Gila River on its northern edge.

Weather: Warm and dry conditions are predicted for the fire area. Minimum relative humidity will be in the teens along and west of the river while 20s are expected east on Saturday. Relative humidity will fall into the teen’s area wide for the lowlands Sunday. Winds will be generally in the 5-15 mph range.

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