Arizona’s Coronado NF Impacted by Multiple Fires – June 3, 2016

Updated 0710 Hours PDT

 

Incident Summary

Arizona’s Coronado NF has been impacted by multiple burning wildfires from lightning to human caused fires.  Since, there are multiples fires, we will cover them here in one post.

#MuleRidgeFire 

This fire started on May 31, 2016 around 1700 Hours and is being deemed started by human intervention from an unknown cause.

It is located South of Ruby, near Mountain Peak in the Tumacori Mountains.  Fire fuels include grass, brush and oak trees.   The fire has consumed 2300 acres.

The fire is being managed by IC John Thornburg, Type 3 IMT which the team assumed command on June 2nd at 0700 Hours.

There is currently 5 Crews, 4 helicopters, 8 engines and air attack along with 149 personnel.

#WhitetailCanyonFire

This fire started on May 31, 2016, along with the #JhusCanyonFire and #PortalPeakFire around midnight.  All three were started by lightning.

The Whitetail Canyon Fire is located in the Chihuahua Mountains off East of Whitetail Canyon.

It is burning grass, brush and some trees.  Firefighters have successfully stopped all forward movement of the fire.  It has consumed 95 acres.

The fire is being managed by  Shane Manning and Deo Silva (Trainee).  As of yesterday, there were 25 personnel assigned to this incident.

Weather forecast is hot dry weather conditions.

#JhusCanyonFire

This fire is located in the Chiricahua Mountain off of East Whitetail Canyon.

It is burning grass, brush and some trees.  There is no containment status known for this fire.  The fire has consumed 20 acres.

Command is being managed by Tim Ross and Dustin Roper (Trainee).  There are 40 personnel assigned under their command.

#PortalPeakFire

This fire is located in the Chiricahua Mountains near Portal, Arizona.  It is burning in the same location as the #Horseshoe2Fire from 2011.

It is being managed by Darrel Miller.  There are 45 personnel assigned to this incident.

Currently, the fire has reached 350 acres and is burning grass, brush and trees.  Fire crews have reached a 90% containment status.

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