Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 6, 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:  ~4,365 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 fire continues with progression on the south and east sections for the fire. The fire behavior is observed as a low intensity creeping surface fire. The fire has reached the West Fork of the Gila River on its northern edge and its forward progression has stopped there.

Weather: Wind will remain about 10-15 mph with a possibility of increased moisture east of the Continental Divide. Storm chances will decrease by midweek and predicted weather will be very hot and dry. Temperatures are predicted to reach nearly 10 degrees above normal by Friday.

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