Aliso Fire Update; Growth Potential Low

May 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 off the fireline at day's end.

Structures Threatened: None

Closures: None. Douglas Spring trail, east of Ernie’s Falls Junction to Cowhead Saddle, including the Douglas Spring campground in Saguaro National Park reopened this morning.

Fire facts

Start Date: May 21, 2015, reported at approximately 5:50 p.m.

Cause: human caused, under investigation

Vegetation: oak-juniper grassland

Growth Potential: low

Resources Assigned: Approximately 50
- 2 Type 2 handcrews
- 1 Heavy Helicopter
- 1 Medium Helicopter
- 1 Light Helicopter
- Air Attack
- Miscellaneous Overhead
Demobilization of some resources is expected to begin later today.