Controlled Burn

Authorities called to river fire

By Brooke Curley brooke@gilavalleycentral.net   THATCHER- At roughly 2:00 pm on Monday, black and gray smoke billowed up above the Gila River in Thatcher as local farmers attempted to clear…



Wildfire near Pima a controlled burn

By Jon Johnson jon@gilavalleycentral.net PIMA – A huge wildfire Monday night that burned roughly 100 acres of farmland near Pima was actually a controlled burn to clear the unused land…