#KnobHillFire Spreads To Public Lands | 1

INCIDENT SUMMARY

A wildfire that ignited on private land has spread on to public lands of the Coronado National Forest on the western side of the Dragoon Mountains by Cochise Stronghold.   It is about 15 miles east of St. David, Arizona.

FIRE STATUS

The fire started from an unknown cause on Saturday, February 10, 2018, and has reportedly already scorched 2,896 acres of dry grass and brush.   Fire behavior is moderate, creeping and backing.

Flight over Knob hill

Photo Credit: USFS

Firefighters have successfully reached a 15% containment status.

RESOURCES

About 167 firefighters are currently in full fire suppression on the fire line under an a Type 3 Incident Command.

The Cochise county Sheriff’s Office has set-up a hard closure on the west side of the dragoon Mountains and was due to be lifted at 1700 hours on Sunday.  Deputies will continue to close off the eastern area of the mountainside.

FIRE WEATHER

A Red Flag warning is in effect as of Monday, February 12th from 1200 hours to 1900 hours for high winds and low RH.  Conditions are warm and dry with large amounts of dried brush causing to be easily ignited.

SOCIAL MEDIA

We are using #KnobHillFire #AZwildfire hashtags for this incident.

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College Peak Wildfire | AZsf | Perilla Mtns | Update 2

Updated 5/14/2016 1140 PDT

 

Courtesy: Inciweb

Courtesy: Inciweb

INCIDENT SUMMARY

The College Peak Fire started on May 10, 2016, on Tuesday around 1141 hours.

Location:  The wildfire is located East of Douglas, AZ in the Perilla Mountains in  Cochise County, Arizona.

Cause:  The cause is still unknown and under investigation.

Terrain:   Fire crews are battling the fire on rugged and steep terrain.

Photo Credit: JD Ottman, AZsf Hotshot Crew

Photo Credit: JD Ottman, AZsf Hotshot Crew & Florence Fire Crew

CURRENT STATUS

The fire has a moderate of spread by backing, flanking with short uphill runs and is expected to back off off the West side of the mountain.  It has burned up to 1683 acres of grass and brush.

Firefighters have successfully a 40% containment status.

Photo Credit: Oscar Padilla, Douglas Fire Crew

 

RESOURCES

Resources consist of 102 personnel assigned to this incident from the AZ State of Forestry, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Sunny Fire Department.

In aid of support, there are: (3) Type 2 AZSF Hand Crews, (2) Federal Suppression mobile Hand Crews.  (1) Air Attack.  (1) DPS Helo.  (1) Engine. Miscellaneous overhead.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

There are no threats to structures and no injuries have been reported.

Photo Credit: Oscar Padilla, Douglas Fire Crew

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:  #AZFires2016  #CollegePeakFire

 

(Note:  Fire Images are not ours and we label them to the best of our knowledge as to who the Photographer is.)

 

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NEW! | College Peak Wildfire | AZ State Forestry | Perilla Mtns

Updated 5/12/2016 1915 PDT

 

Courtesy:  Inciweb

Courtesy: Inciweb

INCIDENT SUMMARY

Date/Time:  5/10/2016  @ 1141 hours, Tuesday.

Location:  East of Douglas, AZ in the Perilla Mountains.  Cochise County, Arizona.

Cause:  Unknown. Under Investigation.

Terrain:   Steep. Rugged.

 

CURRENT STATUS

Acres:  1292.

Containment Status:  40%.

Fire Fuels:  Grass.  Brush.

Fire Behavior:  Moderate backing, flanking, short uphill runs, backing off on the West of the Moutanin.

 

RESOURCES

Fire:  102 personnel assigned.

Cooperators:  AZ State Forestry, BLM, Department of Public Safety, Portal Fire & Rescue, USFS and Sunny Fire Department.

Equipment:  (3) Type 2 AZSF Hand Crews, (2) Federal Suppression mobile Hand Crews.  (1) Air Attack.  (1) DPS Helo.  (1) Engine. Miscellaneous overhead.

 

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT

Threats:  0 to structures at this time.

Courtesy: AZ Dept. of Forestry

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Hashtags:  #AZFires2016  #CollegePeakFire