SASCO FIRE | AZ WILDFIRE | UPDATE 1

UPDATE 1 – MAY 3, 2020 – SUNDAY

A wildfire named the SASCO FIRE is burning in Pinal County, Arizona.  It is NORTH of Ironwood Forest National Forest, SOUTH of Red Rock and just WEST of Picacho.

AZ State Firefighters were dispatched on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at 1038 hours MST. Additional fire crews from BLM Arizona Fire have also been deployed to the fire line.

Equipment/Apparatus on-scene, Chief 191, E191, Tender 191, Brush 193, E361, Chief 7-1.

Fire behavior was observed by SASCO IC as doubling in size at one point due to increased winds

Smoke is being reportedly as seen from as far aways as Interstate 10.

Around 1230 MST, it was estimated to be 40 acres in size with an unknown containment status.

Crews backed off the fire line at 1415 hours, to allow an inbound VLAT to drop in their area. They used a nearby road for safety. (1419 MST)

SASCO FIRE NAME HISTORY

May 23, 2019

The Sasco Fire name was used when a wildfire broke out at 0432 AM UTC near Red Rock, Arizona, about 80 miles SSE of Phoenix. 16.6 acres. Human caused.

(c) 2020 NW Fire Blog – Updated 5/3/2020 1435 MST