Temperatures will be 70 to 78 degrees at upper elevation and 94 to 97 on the valley floor. Winds will be lighter today 10-15 mph. Along the southern perimeter, the line has been contained east to Rattlesnake Canyon. Firefighters focused on structure protection between Summerhaven and Willow Canyon. Crews held and improved the perimeter of the 3-acre spot fire near Radio Ridge. Sections of the perimeter were plumbed with pumps and hoses. The fire continued to back south down Green Mountain. Firefighters held the fire at the Redington Road including a 50-acre spot fire which crossed the road during Monday’s winds. Dozers placed line around the spot fire and ground crews worked to mop it up.
Firefighters held and improved fireline along Redington Road. North of Trail Tank road (#4429) fixed wing aircraft and helicopters used retardant and water to hold the line in check. East of Golder, firefighters monitored smoke on Samaniego Ridge. These hot spots are not threatening the containment on the fire’s west side. Crews conducted backhaul, suppression repair, and patrol on the remaining fire area on the west, north, northeast, and south sides including Sabino Canyon. Initial attack resources responded to one new fire start northwest of the Bighorn fire.
Firefighters will focus on structure protection between Summerhaven and Willow Canyon and will continue work to contain the 3-acre spot fire near Radio Ridge. Firefighters will hold and improve fireline along Redington Road. Aircraft and ground crews will check fire movement south towards Trail Tank Road (#4429). Firefighters will work on the fireline along the Piety Hill Road (#649) in the Beuhman Canyon area. Along the southeast side of the fire, crews will monitor and hold containment lines around ranching infrastructure. Around the remaining fire perimeter, crews will backhaul equipment, conduct suppression repair, and patrol. Initial attack resources will be available for any new fire starts in the area as monsoonal moisture moves in.
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Closures: Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, and Catalina State Park are closed. Closures and maps at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6741/. Catalina Highway is closed to the public at milepost zero. Oracle Control Road is closed.
National Forest conditions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices
Location: Santa Catalina Mountains
Size: 118,370 acres
Injuries: 7 minor
Date detected: June 5, 2020
Estimated cost: $3 MM5
Hand Crews: 17