The Bringham Fire, located 22 miles north of Morenci, AZ, is currently burning on the Clifton Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. The Bringham Fire was caused by a lightning strike on on June 6, 2020. Due to the increasing complexity of the fire, the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests ordered the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 on June 11, 2020. Team 4 assumed command of the fire on June 13, 2020 at 6:00AM. The primary objective for the fire is public and wildland firefighter safety. The management strategy is full suppression.
A temporary closure order has been issued to assure the protection of public health and safety in the Bringham Fire area. You can view the entire closure order at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/asnf/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprd3793918. Highway 191 is closed in both directions between Mile Marker 189 (just past Juan Miller Road) and Mile Marker 225 (Blue Vista). This closure will remain in place through June 21, 2020 and may be extended as needed. More information can be found at https://azdot.gov/adot-news/us-191-closed-eastern-arizona-mountains-due-bringham-fire.