Gila National Forest – Update for Cub Fire – July 11, 2020 – Wilderness Ranger District

Map_Cub PIO July 11

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:  ~20,630 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. Progression continues on the north, south, and west flanks. Wildland firefighter crews  are prepping trail #171 to the junction with trail #172 to the north and west. 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.  With the continuation of hot, dry weather fire activity should increase in the next few days.  Smoke:  The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will continue to experience smoke impacts during early morning and overnight hours. 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 is available on Inciweb at


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