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Fire burning in Superstition Wilderness is not threatening communities, officials say

The Superstition Fire was 34% contained as of Wednesday.
Credit: Greg Plamann
Credit: Greg Plamann

SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS, Ariz. — A lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Tonto National Forest has grown to 9,643 acres as of Saturday morning, but no communities are threatened and no evacuations have been ordered. 

The Superstition Fire was 34% contained as of Saturday.

It is burning north of Gold Canyon in the Superstition Wilderness.

The fire is not an active threat to any community at this time. No evacuations are in effect.

The majority of the fire’s progression is to the north and east. 

Smoke and flames will be visible from the East Valley and Gold Canyon areas. 

There will be a public safety closure in effect. The closure will include the First water TH, Crosscut TH, Broadway TH, Hieroglyphic TH, and Peralta TH.

All of the trails in Tonto National Forest at the Lost Dutchman State Park are also closed.

WATCH SKY 12 AT THE SCENE WEDNESDAY: 

Superstition Fire

WATCH LIVE: The Superstition Fire continues to burn north of Gold Canyon in the Superstition Wilderness. It has grown to about 2,664 acres and is zero percent contained.

Posted by 12 News on Wednesday, August 26, 2020