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Frye Fire near Safford has burned 350 acres, community meeting planned for Monday night

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jun 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-12 17:54:15-04

The Frye Fire burning near Safford, Arizona has charred 350 acres.

The lightning strike ignited fire started on June 7, in the old burn scar of the 2004 Nuttall Complex Fire, according to InciWeb. The fire is burning on the north side of Mt. Graham.

The public is invited to a community meeting planned for June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Graham County General Services Office 921 Thatcher Blvd. Safford, AZ.

Firefighters continue to scout and improve control lines and do burn out operations as necessary.

ROAD CLOSURES: Restricting the public from entering the following area of the Pinaleño Mountain Range - East Forest boundary on 366 to Noon Creek to a point north and east of Shannon Camp Ground continuing northwest to FR507 then to FR669. Continue northwest and exclude Mt. Graham International Observatory, Old Columbine, and Bible Camp. Continue southwest to FR 803 at Soldier Creek Camp Ground then west-northwest to FR 88 to Webb Peak- Straight north to Forest Boundary- Proceed east, then southeast along Forest Boundary.

TRAIL CLOSURES: The following trails are closed: Ash Ridge Trail # 327, Ash Creek Trail #307, Ash Creek Detour Trail #307A, Frye Canyon Trail #36, Fry Canyon Detour Trail #36A, Round the Mountain Trail #302, Deadman Trail #70, Gibson Canyon Trail #308, Webb Peak Trail #345, Shingle Mill Trail #35, Rincon Spring Trail #331, and Trail #4527 off FR 508. No roads or campgrounds in the Pinaleño Mountains are closed at this time.

Temporary flight restrictions are in effect over the fire area and remain in place until further notice.