Increasing clouds with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon and early evening. Temperatures will be 70 to 78 at upper elevations and 93 to 96 on the valley floor.
Conditions were favorable for fireline construction. Structure protection and patrol continued from Summerhaven to Willow Canyon. Crews improved primary and secondary firelines including hose lays for mop up around the spot fire near Radio Ridge. Fire backing down Green Mountain was monitored. Helicopters performed bucket drops and ground crews improved fireline and mopped up near Beuhman Canyon. Water drops were used to support hotshot crews in securing and mopping up the fireline west of Redington Road about one mile north of Trail Tank Road. The fire burned actively interior to the fireline in this area. Mop up continued on the 50 acre spot fire off Redington Road. Crews monitored Sabino and other canyons on the south side of the fire.
Firefighters will continue structure protection between Summerhaven and Willow Canyon and work to complete containment on the 3-acre spot fire near Radio Ridge. Crews will monitor the fire backing down Green Mountain and along the Catalina Highway. Firefighters will hold and mop up the area where the spot fire crossed Redington Road. Mop up will continue along the Piety Hill Road (#649) in the Beuhman Canyon area. Crews will chip vegetation removed during fireline construction in the Peppersauce Canyon area. The remaining fire perimeter will primarily be in patrol status. Crews will monitor Sabino Canyon. Initial attack resources will be available for any new fire starts in the area.
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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/. Cascabel Road at the Cochise County/Pima
County line is closed. Catalina Highway is closed to the public at milepost zero. Closures and maps at
National Forest conditions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices
Location: Santa Catalina Mountains
Size: 118,710 acres
Injuries: 9 minor
Date detected: June 5, 2020
Estimated cost: $37.0 MM
Hand Crews: 17