AZ WILDFIRE | BIG HORN FIRE | 2

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

CURRENT STATUS

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

RESOURCES

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

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

Personnel

  • 7 hotshot crews
  • 14 Type 2 hand crews

Engines

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

Helicopters

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

Heavy Equipment

  • 19 water tenders
  • 6 bulldozers

INCIDENT COOPERATORS

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

INJURIES

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.

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.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • 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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