FRYE FIRE: 43 percent contained, acreage grows to 39,051 - Tucson News Now

FRYE FIRE: 43 percent contained, acreage grows to 39,051

The fire theatens the Mount Graham International Observatory on Sunday, June 18. (Source: Mt. Graham International Observatory) The fire theatens the Mount Graham International Observatory on Sunday, June 18. (Source: Mt. Graham International Observatory)
Frye Fire perimeter as of June 24. (Source: JMH SWIMT3) Frye Fire perimeter as of June 24. (Source: JMH SWIMT3)
Mt. GRAHAM, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A wildfire burning southwest of Safford, AZ, has grown to 39,051 acres on Wednesday morning, June 28.

According to InciWeb, the Frye Fire is 43 percent contained.

According to the Arizona Emergency Information Network, a public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Thatcher Middle School cafeteria at 1300 N. Fourth Avenue in Thatcher.

The Northern Rockies Incident Management Team took command on Sunday, June 25.

The fire is burning in timber and brush, and heavy downed timber left behind by the Nuttall Complex Fire in 2004. It is burning in the Ash Creek, Hawk Hollow and Fry Creek drainages and on the east side of Trap Mountain ridge.

The resources assigned to the fire include 813 people in 21 crews. Seven helicopters, 36 engines, two dozers and nine water tenders are being used.

The Frye Fire was started by lightning on the evening of June 7.

EVACUATIONS/CLOSURES

No evacuation orders are in place, but an Area Closure is in effect for all campgrounds, roadways and trails within the Coronado National Forest boundary in the Pinaleño Mountains with the exception of Highway 266 from the eastern forest boundary to the western forest boundary. The full closure order and map is available HERE.

FRYE FIRE INFORMATION

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