NEW! Wildfire Guadalupe Pass | Update 2

FIRE SUMMARY

The Guadalupe Pass started on March 2, 2016 around 0530 MST near the Penlocillo Mountains on the Coronado National of the Douglas Ranger District [Tucson] in the State of Arizona.

Fire fuels include grass and brush.

STATUS

Due to successful burn out operations, the fire is reported as 7100 acres.  Interagency Firefighters have reached a 55% containment status.

Successful burn out operations on the south end of the fire area occurred overnight.  Firefighters will continue to secure the perimeter and additional burn out operations as needed..

RESOURCES

There are 120 firefighters and support personnel assigned to this incident.

THREATS

None at this time.

WEATHER

Expectations of low RH and high winds.

 

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NEW! Wildfire Guadalupe Pass | Update 1

FIRE SUMMARY

A wildfire has been located in the Penlocillo Mountains on the Coronado National of the Douglas Ranger District [Tucson] in the State of Arizona.  The fire was detected on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, just after 3:00 this afternoon.

The fire has been determined to have been human-caused but that information pertaining to the ignition is under investigation with local Law Enforcement Agencies.

COMMAND

It is estimated that Command will be transitioning over into an IMT 3 by Thursday, March 3, 2016.  Command is currently being handled by the Coronado National Forest’s USFS Office located in Tucson, Arizona.

ACREAGE 

Winds are said to be increasing up to 20 m.p.h in the fire area.  So far, 550 acres are estimated to be scorched.

RESOURCES

2 hand crews, 10 engines, various other support along with a supervisor have been ordered. No other info or details are available at this time but another update will be posted in the near future.

THREATS

Nearest structures are 3 miles to north, northwest and west.  There are currently no evacuations warnings or alerts in place at the time of this post.

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