East Fire Update  April 11, 2019 

PHOENIX —For Immediate Release. 

East Fire 

  • Location: 
    • Approximately 7 miles south of Globe, Arizona 
    • Nearest town is Globe 
  • Start Date:  4/10/19
  • Size:  5.5 acres
  • Percent Contained: 50% 
  • Cause:  under investigation 

Summary:  The East Fire did not grow overnight, and was mapped at 5.5 acres.  Firefighting crews will work throughout the day to reinforce the fire line and extinguish hot spots.  The Globe Hotshots and 4 wildland engines are on the fire today.  Aircraft will be available to support firefighting efforts if needed. 

Please continue to stay away from Pioneer Pass Road to allow firefighters to safely access the area.