The Triple 2 Fire is estimated at approximately 700 acres, most of which is in Mexico. The fire is human caused of unknown origin.
Bomberos have made progress suppressing the fire in Mexico. Infrared images indicate some hot spots still existed last night in Mexico which have potential to move onto the Coronado.
Firefighters working on the Forest stopped the spread of the portion of the fire that had moved across the international border at approximately 50 acres. Today they will monitor the perimeter of that portion of the fire while being observant for any further activity in Mexico that might indicate additional fire spread northward.
Visitors should be aware that heavy truck traffic from incident vehicles and helicopters flying to and from Pena Blanca Lake nay be encountered along Ruby Road and in the immediate area. Avoiding the area until the fire has been suppressed is advised but for now the road remains open.
Updates will continue if the fire becomes active on the Coronado NF.
Triple 2 Fire summary:
- Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest (NF)
- Along the Mexican border between Walker Canyon and Forest Road 222
- Approximately 7 miles west of Nogales, Ariz.
- Start date: started in Mexico, burned onto Coronado NF May 10 at 4:13 p.m.
- Size: approximately 50 acres on Coronado NF
- Containment: not applicable due to the majority of the fire area being in Mexico
- Cause: human
- Personnel assigned: approximately 90
- Fuel type(s): oak grassland and brush
- Growth potential: moderate
- Resources assigned:
- 3 crews (1 hotshot crew, 2 initial attack crews)
- 3 engines
- 1 water tender