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Mt. Graham areas remain closed in wake of Frye Fire

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File photo courtesy: Mark Gerwe File photo courtesy: Mark Gerwe

Written by Allison Suarez

The closure of Mt. Graham - in the Coronado National Forest, Safford Ranger District - will be adjusted to include only the severely burned areas of the Frye Fire.

Some recreation sites will open Thursday. The closer adjustments correspond with the reopening of State Route 366.

All the tails within the closure will remain closed, this includes Lower Hospital Flat, Columbine Corrals, Grant Creek dispersed area, Large Rock dispersed area, as well as Wet Canyon Picnic Area and Noon Creek dispersed recreation area.

 The roads within including Frye Mesa Road #103 from the intersection with Frye Mesa Reservoir Road #103A to its terminus at Frye Canyon Trailhead, Webb Peak Road #88, Columbine Corrals Road #4577, Lower Hospital Flat Road #652, Treasure Park Spur Road #4554, and Snow Flat Spur Road #4559 will remain closed as well.

These areas will remain closed until April 15 at the latest, according to the National Forest Service.

For more information, please contact the Safford Ranger District at (928) 428-4150 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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