The Fife Fire started Tuesday, July 11th, around 10pm. The fire is burning through dry vegetation, 15 miles NE of Sunizona and just W of the Chiricahua National Monument. The fire started on state lands, but is moving toward the Coronado National Forest. Heavy air support is working to suppress the fire, including 5 SEATS (Single Engine Air Tankers) and one Type 1 Helicopter. Ground resources include, three Type 2IA and one Type 2 Crew. The Department of Forestry and Fire Management, along with local cooperators, are working to stop movement of the fire into the Chiricahuas.
|Current as of||7/12/2017 9:56:45 AM|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 11th, 2017 approx. 10:00 PM|
|Location||15 m NE of Sunizona, W. of Chiricahua National Monument|
|Incident Commander||Steve Estelle|
Tall grasses, dry brush
Work toward keeping fire movement minimal and stopping forward progress
Expect brief strong,gusty and erratic winds due to thunderstorm outflows. Otherwise, 20-foot winds will generally be terrain driven at less than 15 mph. Occasional gusts will occur during the afternoon hours due to daytime heating. High temperatures will be close to seasonal normals and increased moisture will result in moderate relative humidity levels.