Posted: 5/23/2015 - 10:11 pm
The Aliso Fire is 100% contained. One crew has been flown off the fire and will be released tomorrow morning. The other crew will continue mopping up (cooling hot spots) into the interior and is expected to be released tomorrow afternoon. Air resources and the majority of personnel are expected to be released tomorrow, as well. The fire will then be monitored remotely by district personnel.
Posted: 5/23/2015 - 7:45 pm
The Valley Fire was burning in the Mesa Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest. Firefighters spent the day making sure there were no hot spots, and have declared the fire contained and controlled.
Start Date: May 21, 2015, reported at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Size: approximately 11 acres
Cause: human caused, under investigation
Percent Contained: 100%
Posted: 5/23/2015 - 1:32 pm
The Aliso Fire is burning in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is approximately 130 acres and estimated at 50 percent contained.
Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. The fire is burning in a remote location in steep rocky terrain. It has burned into natural barriers and firefighters completed fireline around the fire’s perimeter yesterday. Firefighters continue to patrol and reinforce fireline by mopping up further into the interior.
A helicopter delivered meals to crews on the fireline this morning. Helicopters will be used today to backhaul equipment and supplies from the fire and begin shuttling some firefighters...
Posted: 5/22/2015 - 6:59 pm
The Aliso Fire is located in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is approximately 40 percent contained and estimated to be 130 acres.
Summary: Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. The fire is burning in a remote location in steep rocky terrain. It has burned into natural barriers – a rocky area on the southwest side of the fire and a wet drainage with cottonwoods and water on the north and east sides of the fire. Using natural fire breaks as firelines when possible, reduces impacts on natural and cultural resources, and is a safe, effective, and cost efficient way to contain wildfire in remote, steep, rugged terrain.
Posted: 5/22/2015 - 6:20 pm
The Oak Tree Fire is located 10 miles north of Sonoita in the Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The fire is estimated to be 2,023 acres and approximately 90 percent contained. No structures are currently threatened. No evacuations are in effect. Due to burnout operations, the closest structures are approximately 3 miles to the northeast of the fire.
Fire Summary: Objectives for the incident are firefighter and public safety, and to fully suppress the fire where it can be done safely and effectively. Firefighters will continue to mop up, monitor, and patrol the fire until it is 100 percent contained. Interior smoke may be visible until extinguished naturally. This...