68 Percent Contained, Woodbury Fire Still A Challenge

Woodbury Fire fighters continue to be challenged by hot temperatures, low relative humidity and expected gusty winds from nearby storms, according to authorities. Although containment remains at 68 percent, with winds increasing smoke may be seen due to pockets of vegetation burning within the fire perimeter.

Fire crews continue to suppress hotspots along the fire’s edge.

Tortilla Flat businesses are still open.

State Route 88 is closed from Tortilla Flat to State Highway 188 at Theodore Roosevelt Dam. Apache Lake, Apache Campgrounds, picnic sites and trailheads will remain closed until SR 88 is reopened. This closure is expected to remain in effect while firefighters and heavy equipment are operating in the area.

On June 29, archaeologists were able to determine that the cliff dwellings in the Rogers Canyon area remain unharmed.

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