A wildfire that ignited on private land has spread on to public lands of the Coronado National Forest on the western side of the Dragoon Mountains by Cochise Stronghold. It is about 15 miles east of St. David, Arizona.
The fire started from an unknown cause on Saturday, February 10, 2018, and has reportedly already scorched 2,896 acres of dry grass and brush. Fire behavior is moderate, creeping and backing.
Firefighters have successfully reached a 15% containment status.
About 167 firefighters are currently in full fire suppression on the fire line under an a Type 3 Incident Command.
The Cochise county Sheriff’s Office has set-up a hard closure on the west side of the dragoon Mountains and was due to be lifted at 1700 hours on Sunday. Deputies will continue to close off the eastern area of the mountainside.
A Red Flag warning is in effect as of Monday, February 12th from 1200 hours to 1900 hours for high winds and low RH. Conditions are warm and dry with large amounts of dried brush causing to be easily ignited.
We are using #KnobHillFire #AZwildfire hashtags for this incident.
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