Start Date: June 24, 2017, 3:10 p.m. Size: Approximately 5,900 acres
Percent Contained: 20
Cause: Under investigation
Vegetation: Grass and brush
Summary: The Saddle Fire is burning in grass and brush on Coronado National Forest, and Arizona State lands. The fire is being managed as a type 3 incident, however a type 2 incident management team is expected to take command of the fire June 27. A full suppression strategy is being implemented. No structures have been damaged or destroyed.
- Ensure firefighter, public and aviation safety through clear concise leader's intent, work prioritization and implementation of doctrinal principles.
Protect or minimize threats and loss to all private property and other identified values at risk.
Effectively manage incident cost by planning strategies and tactics that have a high probability of success.
Maintain effective communication with all involved and participating partners.
- Crews: 5
Water Tenders: 4
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect on the Coronado National Forest.
Fire Weather: Isolated to scattered thunderstorms may be in the area through Tuesday, capable of producing gusty erratic winds in excess of 40 miles per hour.
Closures: A temporary flight restriction has been ordered, is in effect over the fire area, and remains in place until further notice. This restriction includes “drones” or unmanned aerial vehicles. The public is reminded that “If you fly, we can’t!” Aerial fire suppression resources will be grounded if drones enter the restricted airspace, which could result in serious consequences.
For updates please see the Coronado National Forest Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CoronadoNF and/or Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov