The Cumero Fire has exploded from being just 500 acres on the day it started until today, showing it has more than tripled – plus its size.
Date & Time: The wildfire broke out today, May 6th around 0930 MST (0930 PDT)
Location: Cumero Mountain on the Coronado National Forest. NE of Sasabe, AZ.
Fuels: Grass and brush.
Cause: Human-caused. Currently under investigation.
Resources: There are currently 125 total personnel along with various equipment from State, Federal and Local Arizona agencies:
- Firefighters: 180 with 65 support personnel.
- Engines: 7
- Light Helicopters: 2
- Water Tenders: 3
Fire Activities: Firefighters will be conducting the following activities to help contain the fire.
- Construct a line along the Fresnal Wash
- Build a line along northward along the Alamito Wash
- Tie the line to Forest Service Rd 4877 to form a barrier on the eastside
- Prep area for burnout operations
The following activities have occurred during the start of this fire incident.
- Fire detected at 0930 hours
- 100 Firefighters assigned with 5 engines, 1 light helicopter and 5 wildland fire crews.
- Fire located adjacent to Cumero Mountain, NE of Sasabe, AZ
- Location of fire updated to show in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. (CNF)
- Burning on lands administered by the CNF.
- Weather of moderate winds and increased humidity aids firefighters.
- Fire fuels consist of light and flash but have low moisture content.
- No structures have been lost.
- 100 Firefighters are assigned along with 65 support personnel, 1 Light helo, 1 Medium chopper and 1 heavy, a converted Military CH 470 Chinook chopper. It is a 2000 gallon “bucket” of water from a source at 120 knots.
- The Chinook is dipping from Arivaca Lake.
- Weather today consists of decreased winds, higher humidity and cooler temps.
- Though favorable weather, the fire has spread SW towards Fresnal Canyon.
- 25% containment reached.
- Risks are low due to burning away from structures in undeveloped land administered by the CNF.
- Personnel increased to 180 Firefighters with 65 Support personnel.
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