Superstition Fire

UPDATE, 8/31/20: 9,539 acres, 68% contained. Officials state, “Hwy 88 closures have been lifted. Canyon Lake and all surrounding recreation areas remain closed. Lost Dutchman, all surrounding trailheads and trails remain closed. Areas west of Peralta Canyon Road, areas north of Peralta Canyon Road, and the Peralta Trail.”

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UPDATE, 8/29/20: Officials announced, “The Hwy 88 Corridor reopens at 6 a.m. Sunday August 30, 2020. It will be open from Lost Dutchman State Park as far as Fish Creek where the existing washout closure still remains in effect.”

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UPDATE, 8/27/20:

The following restrictions are now in effect:

“Beginning at NFSR 78/SR 88 Junction, following NFSR 78 northeast to the First Water Trailhead, then following NFST 104 southeast approximately .25 miles to NFST 236, then following NFST 236 northeast to NFST 241, then following NFST 241 southeast to NFST 104, then following NFST southeast to NFST 104, then following NFST 104 southeast to NFST 102, then following NFST 102 southeast to Peralta Trailhead, then proceeding southwest from Peralta Trailhead to the Forest boundary, then following the Forest boundary west then north for approximately 12 miles to NFSR 78.”

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The Superstition Fire is a lightning-caused fire that began on Aug. 20th, “north of Gold Canyon in the Superstition Wilderness.” It’s 1,707 acres at this point.