AZ | Walnut Fire | PM Update

1800 PT | SUNDAY | JUNE 20, 2021

SUMMARY — The WALNUT FIRE ignited from an unknown cause this morning around 0600 hours MST. It is located about seven miles northwest of Dragoon, northeast of Benson and just north of I-10 between Benson and Wilcox.

Walnut Fire, Mae West Peak in Cochise County
Credit: AZ DOF

COMMAND — Fire management is under IC Tod Wevorka, DFFM. Lead Agency: AZ DOF.

RESOURCES — 50 total personnel with hand crews and engines, assisted by SEATs. VLAT was on order but was diverted to the PINNACLE FIRE.

SIZE UP — Estimated at 350-600 acres of grass and brush consumed. 0% contained.

OPERATIONS — Crews dealing w/hot & dry conditions & 31mph wind gusts.

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