Today’s Activity: Firefighters focused on structure protection between Summerhaven and Willow Canyon. A hotshot crew removed snags and was supported by helicopters to improve perimeter control around the 3-acre spot fire near Radio Ridge. A small spot fire near Palisades was contained. Firefighters held the fire in check at the Redington Road all day. Hand crews, engines, and aerial resources worked to hold and improve fireline along Redington Road, from Brush Corral Road (#447) on the north to Trail Tank road (#4429) on the south.
Yesterday’s 50-acre spot fire over Redington Road was mopped up. No structures have been lost. East of Golder, firefighters monitored smoke on Samaniego Ridge which is 2 miles east of the current fireline. Smoke seen in this area does not pose a threat to values at risk. 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 not associated with the Bighorn fire.
Tonight’s Activity: Firefighters will focus on structure protection between Summerhaven and Willow Canyon and work towards containing the 3-acre spot fire near Radio Ridge. The spot fire is creeping and smoldering in large downed fuels leftover from the Aspen fire. Firefighters will work to hold and improve fireline along Redington Road, north to the Brush Corral Road (#447), and south to the Trail Tank road (4429). Along the southeast side of the fire, crews will monitor and hold containment lines around ranching infrastructure. Crews will patrol for any spot fires that may cross the Redington Road. Crews will patrol the remaining fire perimeter including Sabino Canyon.
Weather: Southwest winds will decrease overnight to 10-15mph. It will be mostly clear with temperatures 51-58 in the mountains and 65-70 in the valley.
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A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. If you fly, we can’t.
Closures: Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, and Catalina State Park are closed. 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 inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6741/.
National Forest conditions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices
Incident Statistics Location: Santa Catalina Mountains
Size: 114,991 acres
Injuries: 7 minor
Date detected: June 5, 2020
Estimated costL $36.5 MM
Resources : Hand Crews: 17 Dozers; 6 Engines: 68; Water-tenders: 21; Helicopters: 9 ;Personnel: 905
Bighorn Fire Info: (520) 329-7439 & (520) 276-8981, 8AM-8PM
Media Phone Line: (520) 329-7640, 8AM-8PM
Burned Area Response: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6796/
NWS Burn Scar https://www.weather.gov/twc/bighorn-burn-scar