Incident Summary | The Sawmill Fire started on Sunday, April 23rd around 1100 hours MST. It is located about 10 miles SE of Green Valley, Arizona. The cause is unknown and under current investigation.
Resources | 150 personnel. Unified Command: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the US Forest Service. IC: Elliott, AZ DFFM. The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team will assume command of the fire at 0700 hours MST on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Incident Cooperators | USDA Forest Service, Arizona State Park Patagonia Lake, Corona de Tucson FD, Coronado NF, Elephant Head FD, Great Valley FD, Helmet Peak Fire, Pima County Sheriff’s Office, Rincon Valley FD, Rio Rico FD, Three Points FD, Tubac FD and the U.S. Border Patrol.
Current Fire Conditions | 2000 acres of grass and brush scorched. Active fire behavior with increased SW winds. 5% containment.
Future Fire Tactics | Continue to establish secure fire perimeter with aerial and ground resources.
Social Media | Hashtags for this wildfire are #SawmillFire #AzWildfire2017 [so we can track this and all wildfires in each state in 2017].
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