Wildfire Incident Report

Prepared: Sunday, January 16, 2022 7:13:38 PM MST

Wildfire Incident Report

Fire, Weather & Avalanche Center
La Grande, OR, USA
Incident #
FWAC Incident ID
Incident Name
Copper Canyon Fire
Last Updated
Saturday, July 3, 2021 11:58 AM MST
(7 months ago)
Fire Reported
Friday, May 7, 2021 11:36 AM MST
(9 months ago)
Incident Type
0.8 miles NNE of Copper Hill, AZ
Responsible Agency
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management
Responsible Fire Unit
Central District
Contain: 05/19/21 0900 | Control: 05/26/21 1300 | Out: 05/26/21 1300
Current Weather
Fire Growth Potential
Fire Weather Forecast
Incident Overview

Fire activity is beginning to quiet down as crews continue to patrol, monitor, and mop up on all divisions. Some resources are being released to allow them to become available for other potential new starts. There was no change in acreage and the fire is now 68% contained. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened the US 60 outside of Globe between mileposts 253-311 - Globe to just west of Show Low. However, eastbound traffic is being flagged through mileposts 257-261. Please slow down in that area and watch for flaggers and firefighting crews still working in the area. ADOT expects to open the highway completely tonight after crews come off the line. As a reminder, call 511 or check with ADOT's social media for traffic and road closure updates. 

The Copper Canyon Fire started the afternoon of Friday, May 7, approximately 3 miles northeast of Globe in Gila County. The fire was fueled Friday by hot, dry and windy conditions making suppression difficult. It was determined to be human-caused with an investigation into an ignition source pending. There are no evacuations at this time, but all residents should always be in Ready mode and are urged to sign up for their local emergency notification system by going to their county's emergency management website.

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/arizonastateforestry

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management on Twitter - https://twitter.com/azstateforestry 

Traffic Updates - Dial 511 or check the Arizona Department of Transportation's Twitter page - https://twitter.com/ArizonaDOT 

Ready, Set, Go -  https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go

Incident Type
Human Caused, Under Investigation
Date of Origin
Friday May 07th, 2021 approx. 12:30 PM
3 miles NE of Globe
Incident Commander
John JoHanson
Incident Description
33.449, -110.748
Total Personnel
Size (Acres)
Fuels Involved
grass and brush
ADOT has reopened the US 60 outside of Globe in both directions
Weather Concerns
Warm temperatures and afternoon winds
Incident Contact
Tiffany Davila
Email: tdavila@dffm.az.gov
Phone: 602-540-1036
Fire Unit Information
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - State Office
1110 W. Washington Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85007
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Dispatch Contact
Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center | Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 800-309-7081
Website: https://dffm.az.gov/fire/dispatch
Incident Map

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