Posted: 5/5/2014 - 9:35 am
The Redington Fire is burning in rough terrain on the Coronado National Forest east of Tucson. It is 80 percent contained.
The fire was reported on Saturday, May 3, and by nightfall had burned an estimated 125 acres. It is located adjacent to Redington Road at approximately mile post 12.5.
Crews used measuring devices on Sunday afternoon to more accurately determine that the burned area is much reduced from the original estimate of 125 acres and was actually about 30 acres. This inaccuracy was due to ocular estimates that were deceived by steep terrain within the fire area.
Crews today are working to complete a containment line and mopping up hot spots within the burned area...
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 5:15 pm
The Redington Fire is burning in rough terrain on the Coronado National Forest (NF) east of Tucson. It is located more specifically adjacent to Redington Road at approximately mile post 12.5.
The fire was reported at about 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and by nightfall had burned approximately 125 acres.
Crews worked to contain the fire through the night. Air tankers, ordered to assist in suppressing the fire, created a retardant barrier on the northeast and southeast perimeter Saturday evening and were not needed again today. A helicopter remains assigned to assist crews in dealing with hot spots inside the fire perimeter.
By 11:15 a.m. today the fire was declared 50 percent...
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 4:38 pm
The Cameron Fire on the Alpine Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests was approximately 307 acres as of this afternoon and fully lined. The fire was detected on Saturday, May 3, about 2 miles south of Luna Lake on CR 2313.
Resources assigned to the incident include the Black Mesa Hotshots, four engines, one Department of Corrections crew, and one dozer. Crews completed a successful burnout and engines remained on scene throughout Saturday night. Air support is no longer being used.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 4:34 pm
The Patricks Pond Fire on the Black Mesa Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests is approximately 3 acres as of Sunday afternoon and fully lined. The fire was detected on Sunday, May 4, near Forest Lakes.
Resources assigned to the incident include one helicopter that has been dipping water from the Black Canyon Reservoir. Some campers at dispersed campsites were evacuated, but no campgrounds have been closed as a result of the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Posted: 5/4/2014 - 12:07 pm
The Cameron Fire is burning east of Alpine off Apache County Road 2310. The fire is currently 0 percent contained.
The fire was mapped this morning at 307 acres, and is fully lined. A wind event is expected this afternoon that will test the fire lines.
Apache County Road 2310 is closed to the public until further notice.