ACTIVE WILDFIRE | ARIZONA | August 23,2015

OJO BLANCO FIRE

The Ojo Blanco Fire was started by lightning striking the east slope of Mt. Fagan in the Coronado National Forest, just outside of Vail, Arizona.

smoke and the glow from the Ojo Blanco Fire

As of Sunday, the fire is now progressively moving faster downslope than in the last several days, prompting the Pima County Sheriff’s Office to make pre-evacuation notifications as a precaution for homes near the fire.

#FireImages Courtesy of:  Incident Fire Managers

and smoke visible from the Ojo Blanco Fire

A Type 3 IMT took command ordering additional resources for this fire that started on August 20, 2015, that has scorched 893 acres in the Nogales Ranger District.

There are currently 60 personnel on scene with more on order.  Planned actions:  Point Protection.

Brush & Grass are largest fuels burning.

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