New! |Montrose Fire | CNF | Tucson AZ

UPDATED 5/12/2016 @ 2145 PDT – Thursday


Heavy helicopter water lift at Rose Canyon Lake

Courtesy of Coronado NF


Date/Start:  5/12/2016 @ 0500 Hours MDT.

Location:  Box Spring 3 miles NW of Rose Canyon Lake.  Catalina Mountains.  Near Marshall Gulch  on Mount Lemmon in Arizona.

Command:  IC Roger Wright.

Fire Fuels:  Timber. Brush. Downed trees.

Conditions:  Very rough country.

Cause:  Human.  Under investigation.




  • Fire started @ 0500 Hours.
  • Human caused.
  • 12 Acres.
  • Water drops being utilized.
  • Fire crews fighting fire from ground.
  • 60 personnel assigned to this event.
  • 6 Water tenders ordered.
  • Rose Canyon Lake temporarily closed, as helos are dipping from it.
  • Hotshot crews have the fire under control as of 1850 MDT. Will continue through the night.



No Drones in Fire Zones

  • Privately owned drones have been detected flying over the fires around the United States.
  • A Temporary Flight Restriction or TFR has been approved by the FAA over the Montrose Fire area.
  • Don’t fly your Drones in Fire Zones or Fire Suppression aircraft will be forced to land until the airspace is cleared.



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