SYCAMORE CANYON, AZ — A wildfire, the SYCAMORE CANYON FIRE started on BLM and BIA lands on May 23, 2021, from an unknown cause that is under investigation. It is located about 15 miles southeast of Sells, Arizona.

SIZE UP — The fire has burned about 1,858 acres of short grass and brush and 26% contained.

Aerial View of the Sycamore Canyon Fire May 24, 2021
Credit: BIA

RESOURCES — There are 212 assigned firefighters and support personnel on this incident. Today, there are 5 engines, 4 hand crews, 11 water tenders, and 4 helicopters.

COMMAND — Deputy IC Aaron Hulburd, SW Area Type 2 Team 4, assumed command on Saturday, may 29, 2021 at 0600 hours.

Helicopter at Dip Site
Credit: BIA

CHALLENGES — Crews may be challenged by the continued dry conditions and high winds expected over the next week. In addition to full suppression of the Sycamore Canyon Fire, the incident management team is also responsible for responding to any new fire starts in the area surrounding the fire.  – USFS

TEMPORARY FLIGHT RESTRICTION (TFR) —  Temporary Flight Restriction is in place over the Sycamore Canyon Fire to ensure safe air operations.

Geronimo Hotshot vehicles parked along a dirt road in Division Alpha. There is a bright blue sky above with just a hint of wispy smoke in the background.
Credit: BIA

RESTRICTIONS — Due to increased fire activity and dry conditions, Stage 2 fire restrictions are currently in effect in southeastern Arizona.  For a more detailed explanation concerning agency restrictions and fire information in general, please visit or contact the nearest land management agency office.

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