Yesterday’s Activity: Firefighters backhauled equipment from the Summerhaven and Willow Canyon areas. Crews mopped up in Beuhman Canyon. Chipping operations continued in the Peppersauce Canyon and along Redington Road. Patrol and mop up work were performed along the southeast fire perimeter. Equipment backhaul, fire suppression repair, and patrol were conducted on the remaining fire perimeter. Resources were available for initial attack on new fire starts. Sabino Canyon was patrolled.
Today’s Activity: Firefighters will patrol the fireline and continue equipment backhaul in the Summerhaven and Willow Canyon areas. Firefighters will patrol and mop up in the Beuhman Canyon. Chipping operations will be conducted in the Peppersauce Canyon, Redington Road, and Sabino Canyon. Patrol and mop up will continue along uncontained sections of line on the southeast fire near Trail Tank Road. Resources will be available for initial attack on new fire starts. Sabino Canyon area will be patrolled.
Weather: Today will be hot with slightly lower humidity and a light west to northwest 5 to 15 mph breeze in the afternoon. Temperatures will be 78 to 88 in the upper elevations and 101 to 106 on the valley floor.
This will be the final update from Northern Rockies Team 1. At 6 am Sunday, July 5th, incident command will transfer to the Type 2 Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4.
County evacuation 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
A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area. If you fly, we can’t knowbeforeyoufly.org.
Closures: Cascabel Road at the Cochise County/Pima County line is now open. Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, and Catalina State Park are closed. Catalina Highway is closed to the public at milepost zero. Closures and maps at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6741/.
Forest conditions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices
Location: Santa Catalina Mountains
Size: 118,804 acres
Injuries: 9 minor
Date detected: June 5, 2020
Estimated cost: $40.4 MM
Hand Crews: 15
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