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
- 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.
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
- 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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