UPDATE 2 | 6/22/2020 | PM UPDATE

The BIG HORN FIRE started by lightning on June 5, 2020 around 2200 MT in the Catalina Mountains, northwest of Tucson, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest.

Photo Credit | Bighorn Fire Info


  • Active fire behavior with uphill runs, flanking and running
  • 58,553 acres with 33% containment status
  • 5-minor heat related illnesses (firefighters)


The faces behind the yellow shirts and equipment that are working tirelessly to put out this wildfire.  This is the Superstition Hotshot Crew.

Photo Credit | AZ State Dept. of Forestry


There are 969 personnel assigned along with the following fire assets:


  • 7 hotshot crews
  • 14 Type 2 hand crews


  • 2 Type 1 engines
  • 28 Type 3 engines
  • 5 Type 4 engines
  • 17 Type 5 engines
  • 25 Type 6 engines


  • 5 Type 1 helicopters
  • 1 Type 2 helicopter
  • 2 Type 3 helicopter

Heavy Equipment

  • 19 water tenders
  • 6 bulldozers


Incident Cooperators include:

  • Bighorn Fire Info
  • Mount Lemmon FD
  • Tucson FD (and Medics)
  • Pinal County (Public Health, Sheriff’s Office)
  • Pima County government
  • Three Points Fire District
  • Lemmon Fire District
  • CEDR Digital Corps
  • Red Cross
  • AZ Game and Fish Dept
  • Oracle FD
  • Northern Rockies Type 1 Incident Management Team 1


2 Firefighter injuries on the fireline. Conditions are unknown.


Tempoary Flight Restriction:  There is a TFR above this fire incident.  There are no private drones allowed in/around or near this fire scene.  If they are found within the area, all air resources will be forced to land and a clean sweep of the airsprace before they are able to fly again.  #NoDronesInFireZones is the motto everyone who is a citizen should remember.

Pinal County:  

  • The Peppersauce Canyon area from Highjinks Rd. to Campo Bonito, formerly on “GO!” alert, has been downgraded to “SET.” Residents may now return to their homes.
  • The Rest of Oracle remains on “SET” alert.
  • The Pinal County Fairground is no longer accepting large animals for sheltering.


  • AZ Gov Doug Ducey meets with local local, State and Federal officials to assess damage.
  • $18.2 Million cost-to-date for fire suppression and containment efforts.


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