Firefighters have worked hard and long hours in triple degree heat getting the Bumble Bee Fire to a high level of containment, reducing the threat to area communities by Saturday. Resources from the fire have also responded to new fires in the area supporting the initial attack, including the Canyon Fire that started Saturday on the east side of Interstate-17, and the Hackberry Fire which threatened the Spring Ridge Academy in the community of Spring Valley/Mayer north of the fire area on Sunday.
Firefighters will patrol and monitor the fire perimeter, looking for any heat that may threaten the containment line. Fire resources will be available to respond to new fires in the area.
- Acres: approx. 2,993 acres
- Percent Containment: 84%
- Start Date: Friday, August 7, 2020
- Cause: Human Caused – Under Investigation
- Origin Location: 10 miles E of Crown King, AZ
- Fuels: high desert grass and brush
- Personnel Assigned: approx. 130 personnel
- Evacuations: No evacuations currently.
- Closures: Bumble Bee Road/County Road 59 remains closed between Maggie Mine Road at its south and Crown King Road at its north. Maggie Mine Road remains open for travel to Black Canyon City and the Crown King Road is open. Closures to be lifted by 8 p.m. today.
Wildfires are a “No Drone Zone.” The use of private drones around or near a wildfire is prohibited by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulation and Arizona Statute.
Fire Danger is high. Use caution when recreating or working outdoors. Check for fire restrictions or information on fire activity around Arizona at: https://wildlandfire.az.gov/
Bumble Bee Fire Information on Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6930/
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Learn more about Arizona's Ready-Set-Go program: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go