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Apache lake and canyon lake on fire

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  1. bagged97taco

    bagged97taco Well-Known Member

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    Wife called me to leave work. Her my kids and Moho and boat are at canyon lake, az Sheriffs boat came and got them on the water to evacuate Fire is 6 miles seat and moving fast.
     
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    Wholy crap... Hope everyone is OK
     
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    Says the highway is closed don’t know how you’re going to get in
     
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    bagged97taco Well-Known Member

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    I’m not. She has to drive the Moho out. Will be her first time with our new rig. Luckily her dad is there and will tow boat with his rig.
     
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    I thought I saw smoke today driving around. Hope your wife and Dad get out safe.
     
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    Deja_Vu Essex Affectionado

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    Dang, that sucks. Hope everyone can get out.
     
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    Goodness what a scary moment for you and your family! Prayers to you!!
     
  8. WhatExit?

    WhatExit? Well-Known Member

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    Looks like it's the Woodbury Fire

    Link to following info: https://apachejunctionindependent.com/news/roads-to-apache-canyon-lakes-closed-due-to-woodbury-fire/

    Due to operational needs of the Woodbury Fire in the Superstition Wilderness, Apache Lake and Canyon Lake will be closed until further notice.

    The Woodbury Fire has closed both directions of State Route 88 from two miles northeast of Apache Junction to State Route 188 at Roosevelt Lake, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The closure near Apache Junction is at Weavers Needle Vista Viewpoint, milepost 203, according to a 12:41 p.m. June 14 release from the Arizona Emergency Information Network.

    An extended closure is possible. During the closure, travelers from the Phoenix area can reach Roosevelt Lake by using U.S. Highway 60 and SR 188, or SR 87 and SR 188, according to the release.

    “They are not evacuating people that are currently there but are not letting people in,” with the road closures, Superstition Fire and Medical District said at facebook.com/sfmd.az.gov.

    Lakes and waterways that are open are Saguaro Lake, the Lower Salt River, Roosevelt Lake, Bartlett Lake and Horseshoe Lake. The community of Gold Canyon and Apache Junction are still safe, SFMD said on Facebook.
     
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    My father-in-law lives in Gold Canyon 7 miles from the fire.
     

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