FWAC Incident ID
Cottonwood Ridge Fire
Thursday, September 28, 2023 5:31 PM MDT
(2 months ago)
Sunday, July 23, 2023 8:17 AM MDT
(4 months ago)
6 miles S of Linden, AZ
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Responsible Fire Unit
Fort Apache Agency
Contain: 08/14/2023 09:20 | Control: 08/16/2023 11:40
The Cottonwood Ridge Fire is a lightning-caused fire that started on July 23, 2023. The fire is approximately 4 miles south/southwest of Show Low on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.
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Fri, Aug 4, 2023 12:23 PM UTC
Sun, Jul 23, 2023 3:20 PM UTC
4 miles South/Southwest of Show Low, AZ
BIA Fort Apache Agency, Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 (Mark Bernal, Incident Commander)
407 (includes total personnel for Cottonwood Ridge, Snake Ridge, Mustang Ridge and Spoon Fires)
Estimated Containment Date
Thu, Aug 31, 2023
Fire fuels are primarily mature ponderosa pine, grass, brush, gambel oak and clumps of manzanita.
As of 8/3/2023, fire behavior is minimal and smoldering. The fire has not seen significant growth in the past 6 days, and possibility of additional growth is minimal.
The southwest portion of Fort Apache is closed, including all Salt River sites within the closure area. Fort Apache Agency is currently in Stage 2 fire restrictions. Show Low, Navajo County and Apache Sitgreaves National Forest: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.