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Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by chumley » Jun 08 2019 8:27 pm

Burning near Woodbury Trailhead. It has grown to 500 acres. I'll post official links as soon as they're up.

The smoke plume does not look good.

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Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by JosephElfelt » Jun 19 2019 6:28 pm

pixelfrog wrote:Yes in the legend the red triangles are listed as complex points.
Well, this is strange.
I searched the "Legend" page and "Map tips" page and do not see the word "complex".
Where are you seeing the reference to "complex points".
What do I need to do to see what you are seeing?

EDIT:
Got it.
You are looking at https://wildfire.cr.usgs.gov/ArcGIS/res ... ver/legend
Layer #1 is named "Complex points"

That page shows the legend for all the GIS layers hosted on the GeoMAC server.
My map does not display that layer #1.
That layer #1 refers to several separate fires that for management purposes are treated as a "complex".

But it is easy to be confused since that triangle looks like the MODIS triangle on my map - although the color is a bit different.

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Post by pixelfrog » Jun 19 2019 6:30 pm

@JosephElfelt click Legend then the Geomac link so maybe it’s a Geomac specific data point.

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Post by pixelfrog » Jun 19 2019 6:30 pm

@JosephElfelt Gotcha thanks!

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Post by nonot » Jun 19 2019 6:37 pm

LindaAnn wrote:I’m sure this will make a few people happy...
I wonder if the overuse of the Reavis Ranch area led to a general lack of burnable wood for the fire in the area. Perhaps this helped keep the fire at lower intensity for the orchard since it would mostly have been burning grass?
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Post by LindaAnn » Jun 19 2019 6:49 pm

@nonot Some of us wondered that exact same thing a couple of days ago.

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Post by chumley » Jun 20 2019 8:40 am

@nonot
I know that I personally performed some very healthy thinning of the dead and down in the area over recent years... :D
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Post by pixelfrog » Jun 20 2019 9:11 am

Fire is closing in on Reavis Falls. Glad I got out there in March to see it in all it's glory before the whole area burns.

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Post by big_load » Jun 20 2019 12:22 pm

pixelfrog wrote:Fire is closing in on Reavis Falls.
Of all the times I visited, I still haven't gotten there. :(

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Post by chumley » Jun 20 2019 12:43 pm

@big_load That’s one thing that will be better after the fire! Open views and more runoff after every rain!
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Post by tibber » Jun 20 2019 1:10 pm

this is pretty amazing video. I don't know if the link will work though but it's quite the video (showed a retardant drop, a huge smoke bloom, a raging fire and black smoke. It was quite something):
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Post by hikeaz » Jun 20 2019 1:54 pm

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office issued an evacuation alert for the Roosevelt Lake area as the Woodbury Fire edged closer to inhabited property. (Fire is now >50,000 acres)
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Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by AK » Jun 20 2019 4:31 pm

Arizona Wildfire Incidents Severe Weather Information
2 hrs · EVAUCATION ALERT:

WOODBURY FIRE ADVISORY - EVACUATION ALERT FOR ROOSEVELT AND ROOSEVELT LAKE AREA RESIDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLIC INFORMATION CONTACT:
Date: June, 20 2019
Time: 1:00 pm
Globe, Arizona
Carl Melford
(928) 402-8888

The Gila County Sheriff's Office has announced an evacuation alert for Roosevelt and Roosevelt Lake area residents.

All residents are asked to GO at this time:

• Go! Evacuate Now.
• If you are unable to evacuate, call 911.

Residents should leave the area immediately. Be sure to take any medications, pets, family valuables etc. with you, close all windows including window coverings, and leave all doors closed.

A temporary shelter facility has been established for community members and small pets at Lee Kornegay School, 4735 S Ragus Rd., Miami, AZ, 85539. Livestock are being sheltered at the Gila County Fairgrounds. For those who are unable to evacuate livestock, paint phone numbers on animals for future identification before turning them loose.

For shelter and evacuation information please call 928-402-8888

Sincerely,
Carl Melford, Gila County Emergency Manager
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Post by CannondaleKid » Jun 20 2019 5:35 pm

wrote:For those who are unable to evacuate livestock, paint phone numbers on animals for future identification before turning them loose.
I learned something new... I'd never heard of it before but sadly, it makes sense if it comes to that.
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Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by Sredfield » Jun 20 2019 7:01 pm

Has anyone heard if Tony's Cabin has been wrapped?
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Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by nonot » Jun 20 2019 7:10 pm

Much less smoke was visible today compared to previous days, looks like the western half of this fire mostly burned itself out...

Looks like it will reach the Reavis Mtn School today or tomorrow, hope they had enough time to clear a buffer - those guys work hard each year to build up a beautiful garden.
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Post by chumley » Jun 20 2019 7:26 pm

@Sredfield
I have not seen or read anything in any of the reports that mention Tony's Cabin. But it seems the plan has been to let it burn within the perimeter of the 88/188 corridors while protecting specific assets. I would expect that Tony's is one of the protection assets.

I did see a briefing saying the fire had run through the Spencer drainage and they were dropping slurry on Sawtooth Ridge -- the one place I would be happy to see burn so I can actually get to it without the Eagle/Joe/Frost manzanita war zone experience. :sweat:
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Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by big_load » Jun 20 2019 8:43 pm

chumley wrote:Tony's Cabin
If anything does happen to it, I'm glad I took Mrs. big_load and Cousin G. there last year. Mrs. big_load found it very enjoyable, in contrast to my usual death march. She likes water sources and points of historical interest.

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Post by pixelfrog » Jun 20 2019 8:46 pm

@nonot looks like fire is already all around Reavis Mountain School as of earlier today. Hopefully they did get that buffer cleared out.

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Post by AZLumberjack » Jun 21 2019 7:53 am

Apache Trail, (SR 88) has been opened as far as Tortilla Flat, then closed from there to the dam.
On every trip into the Superstitions, I find another Gold Mine. Today the mine was filled with Memories. I can not wait for the next trip.

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Re: Woodbury Fire - Superstition Wilderness

Post by chumley » Jun 21 2019 8:24 am

@Sredfield
I just saw this post from 6pm last night (6/20):
U.S. Forest Service-Tonto National Forest Tony Ranch has been wrapped with protective material by our structure protection crews. The Woodbury Fire is approximately 4 miles west of Tony Ranch currently.
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