AZ | Pinnacle Fire | PM Update

1545 PT/MST | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The PINNACLE FIRE is burning 18 miles south of Bylas, Arizona on the Coronado National Forest. It started on June 10, 2021 from an unknown ignition that is actively burning mostly within the Santa Teresa Wilderness.

Aerial perspective of fire burning in Santa Teresa Wilderness

Photo Credit — USFS – Coronado NF

COMMAND — Fire is being managed by the SWIMT3 with IC Dave Gesser as the lead. They assumed command on June 12, 2021 at 0600 hours MST.

RESOURCES — 453 fire personnel along with five crews, 29 engines, four helicopters.

INCIDENT COOPERATORS — Pinnacle Fire PIOs, wildlandfire.az.org, @wildlandfireaz, AZ Emergency Info Network, American Red Cross, Graham County EM (Emergency Management | Graham County, AZ), Town of Pima, Town of Safford and Town of Thatcher.

FIRE BEHAVIOR — Active fire behavior with wind-driven runs, running and spotting.

SIZE UP — 28,783 acres with a 25% containment status.

RESTRICTIONS — TFR. No Drones in Fire Zones. Fire Restrictions.

“Fires ignited under these conditions, even accidentally, would exhibit EXTREME fire behavior. Limit or restrict all activities that may generate a spark and start a fire. Follow all fire restrictions that may be in effect and use caution when working or recreating outdoors.” – wildlandfire.az.gov

COSTS-TO-DATE — $5.6 Million Dollars.

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