A lightning strike ignited the Frye Fire on June 7, 2017 in the old burn scar of the 2004 Nuttall Complex Fire. Management of the Frye Fire has been turned back to the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Implementation program is currently in place to treat the fire area.
The fire burned in steep rugged terrain on the slopes of Mt. Graham in the Pinaleño Mountain Range. After several days of scattered rains and higher relative humidity, the fire shows very little smoke. Most resources have been released or reassigned to other incidents. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Team will continue to work on the Frye Fire area.