Final update for Knob Hill Fire

February 13, 2018 - 11:47 am

Location:

§  Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest

§  West side of the Dragoon Mountains

§  Nearest town is Dragoon, AZ

Start Date:  Feb. 10, 2018, 11:45 a.m.                   Size: 2896 acres           Percent Contained: 74%

Cause:  human-caused, under investigation

Summary:  The fire started on private land on the western side of the Dragoon Mountains by Cochise Stronghold. Minimal activity is observed on the fire. Crews will hold, patrol and improve firelines, and scout and cold-trail (put out hot spots) as needed. If fire activity does not increase, resources will eventually be released and the fire placed in monitor status by Douglas Ranger District personnel.

Visitors are reminded that even though it is “winter,” conditions are warm and dry, and large amounts of dried vegetation are available to burn across the landscapes of the Coronado National Forest. Fire “season” on the Forest is now year-round. “One Less Spark” means one less wildfire. Everyone should be aware of conditions around them, and their activities, and take care not to cause the spark that could ignite a wildfire – use ashtrays to dispose of smoking materials, secure tow chains so they do not drag on asphalt, don’t park vehicles over dry grass, when building a campfire ensure it’s done in a safe location, don’t weld outdoors or build campfires on windy days, never leave a campfire unattended for any reason for any length of time.

Homeowners in fire-prone areas and the wildland-urban interface are encouraged to follow Firewise principles (www.firewise.org ) and maintain defensible space around their homes.” 

Objectives:

Firefighter and public safety.

Full perimeter suppression

Resources Assigned:

§  Firefighters:  One crew

§  Two engines

§  Miscellaneous Overhead

Fire Behavior:  Minimal.

Fire Weather:  Warm and dry today. Storm activity with accompanying cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity expected over the next several days.

For updates please see Inciweb athttps://inciweb.nwcg.gov/  or the Coronado National Forest Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CoronadoNF 

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