A wildfire has been located in the Penlocillo Mountains on the Coronado National of the Douglas Ranger District [Tucson] in the State of Arizona. The fire was detected on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, just after 3:00 this afternoon.
The fire has been determined to have been human-caused but that information pertaining to the ignition is under investigation with local Law Enforcement Agencies.
It is estimated that Command will be transitioning over into an IMT 3 by Thursday, March 3, 2016. Command is currently being handled by the Coronado National Forest’s USFS Office located in Tucson, Arizona.
Winds are said to be increasing up to 20 m.p.h in the fire area. So far, 550 acres are estimated to be scorched.
2 hand crews, 10 engines, various other support along with a supervisor have been ordered. No other info or details are available at this time but another update will be posted in the near future.
Nearest structures are 3 miles to north, northwest and west. There are currently no evacuations warnings or alerts in place at the time of this post.
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