Highlights: We will be conducting our final virtual community meeting this evening at 7 pm. You can tune in on the Bighorn Fire Information Facebook page, and you do not need a Facebook account to view the meeting.
Yesterday’s Activity: Suppression repair efforts continued with chipping, backhaul, and suppression rehabilitation in Bigelow, Bear Wallow, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Molino Basin.
Today’s Activity: The fire remains active in the wilderness area, so smoke might be visible until there is significant rainfall. Firefighters will be in Catalina State Park performing suppression repair.
Weather: Today’s temperatures in the valley will reach 107 degrees with west winds up to 13 mph. Minimum humidity levels will range from 14% to 23% across the lower elevations. There is a slight chance of light showers over the fire perimeter tonight.
County Evacuation and Flooding Information:
Pima: Evacuation status - Pima.gov/bighorn, Evacuation alert sign up - myalerts.pima.gov
Cochise: Evacuation status - cochise.az.gov/emergency, Evacuation alert sign up - cochise.az.gov/emergency
Pinal: Evacuation status - www.pinal.gov, Evacuation alert sign up - pinalcountyaz.gov/emergencymanagement
Closures: Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Redington Road and Catalina State Park are closed. Catalina Highway is closed to the public at milepost zero. Closures and maps are available at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6741/. Forest Closures available at: fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices
Location: Santa Catalina Mountains
Date detected: June 5, 2020
Bighorn Fire Info: (520) 329-7439, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Media Phone Line: (520) 329-7640, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Burned Area Response: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6796/
NWS Burn Scar www.weather.gov/twc/bighorn-burn-scar