PAYSON, Ariz. - The Brady Fire started Aug. 6, around 2 p.m. approximately 11 miles north of Payson near the Mogollon Rim. So far, the wildfire has burned about 300 acres of Ponderosa pine, Pinyon juniper, grass and brush.
On Aug. 7, Camp Geronimo a Boy Scout camp, and Shadow Rim Camp, a Girl Scout camp, were placed on "SET" status. Both areas are private campgrounds within the Tonto National Forest.
The SET statuses for Camp Geronimo and Shadow Rim were lifted on Aug. 10.
As of Aug. 7, 122 personnel were assigned to the incident.
The Tonto and Coconino national forests have implemented emergency closures for roads and trails in the area.
Brady Fire, 11 miles north of Payson in Gila County (Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)
"Today [Aug. 7], crews will be scouting for holding features on the east and west sides of the fire where access for ground crews has been difficult. Crews are working to keep the fire at the 300 Road on the north side of the fire and west of Washington Park on the east side. Along the south side, crews are trying to stop it north of a control road and trying to keep it at Webber Creek on the west side," stated officials on Inciweb.wildfire.gov.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
"For the health and safety of firefighters and the public, please refrain from traveling near the fire area so operations can proceed unimpeded. A closure order is soon to be implemented for the area," stated officials.