Terrain
Satellite
OSM
Copper Canyon
FIRE
2,875
acres
0.8 mi
NNE of Copper Hill, AZ
100%
contained
Fire Status:
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
5 months ago
Incident #:
2021-AZA4S-000546
Fire Start:
Friday, May 7, 2021 11:36 AM MST
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 05/19/21 0900 | Control: 05/26/21 1300 | Out: 05/26/21 1300
Primary Fire Agency

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management — Central District

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 7 months ago

Incident Photo for the Copper Canyon Fire

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

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human Caused, Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Friday, May 7, 2021 12:30 PM MST
Location:
3 miles NE of Globe
Incident Commander:
John JoHanson
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
33.449, -110.748

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
166
Size (Acres):
2,875
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
grass and brush
Remarks:
ADOT has reopened the US 60 outside of Globe in both directions

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Warm temperatures and afternoon winds

Incident Contact

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
800-309-7081
https://dffm.az.gov/fire/dispatch