As we approached the Santa Ritas on the drive home from Show Low this afternoon, I was relieved to see no smoke.
Received this noontime update from a friend who had witnessed the lightening strike:
"Called the Nogales Ranger Station. They said that they have a pretty good hold on the fire. As of right now, no closures. Since they have a pretty good hold, there will not be any closures unless something changes. They dumped water on the fire from Patagonia Lake. They have 2 engines on it."
So it would appear that Mt. Wrightson has dodged a bullet for now