The Guadalupe Wildfire, located approximately 30 miles East of Douglas, Arizona in the Coronado National Fire has grown to 5,974 acres, as of Saturday evening.  The lightning caused fire originally started on Tuesday, June 2nd around approximately 1000 hours.

#FireImages Courtesy of @inciweb

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The fire has reached a 10% containment status but it is still creeping at a minimal rate of speed.  Grass and brush are the main fire fuels burning at this time.

Firefighters are working hotspots identified after an aerial shot of the area on the Northwest flank within fire containment lines.  They will be continuing to hold and secure existing fire lines.

#FireImages Credit: The Forest Service – Coronado National Forest

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There are several ranch buildings and private properties that are at this time that are threatened but there are four [4] engines in place for structure protection.

Resources on scene are:

  • 12 Fire engines
  • 2 Type 1 heavy lift helos
  • 2 Light helos
  • 1 medium helo
  • 4 Type 1 Hotshots
  • 2 Type 2 Hotshots
  • 1 Type 2 Initial attack hand crews
  • 272 personnel

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