The Arizona Department of Transportation has announced that as of 10am that Highway 70 is closed in both directions from milepost 288 to 295 due to the Bylas Fire. San Carlos Police Department advises that Indian Road 3, or the “backroad” is closed as well. There is no estimated time for Highway 70 to re-open. If you have plans to travel today, please make alternate plans.
The fire was listed at 300 acres Sunday afternoon by the Southwest Coordination Center. SWCC is an interagency center coordinating wildland firefighting resources between Federal and State Agencies within AZ, NM, and Federal Units in West Texas. It is located 22 miles Southeast of San Carlos.
GilaValleyCentral will have updates as they come in from the agencies on the front lines of the fire.