Gila National Forest – Update on Cub Fire for July 9, 2020

Location:  Approximately one-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:  ~15,285 acres

Vegetation:  grass, brush, and multiple snags          IC: Ty Oliver, ICT4

Strategy/Summary: The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The fire continues with active flame front progressing on the north, northeast, south, southeast and east sections. There are four wildland firefighters providing structure protection at the White Creek Cabin. The fire is backing down off of Lilley Mountain, down into White Creek. The fire remains 11 miles northwest of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

Weather: Weather continues to be hot and dry, with expectations of delay in monsoonal rains until the third week of July.   Smoke:  Smoke from the 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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