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