- Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest
- Latitude: 31 35 21.2 Longitude: 109 25 39.4
- North of Douglas , Arizona
Start Date: June 24, 2017, 3:10 p.m.
Size: Approximately 4,938 acres
Percent Contained: 50
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. Firefighters have made good progress over the last two days securing the perimeter. Precipitation in the area June 25 helped to reduce fire growth. Suppression resources will reinforce the edge today with bulldozer line as appropriate. Mop-up will continue in any hot sections that have potential to grow. No structures are threatened.
1.Ensure firefighter, public and aviation safety through clear concise leader's intent, work prioritization and implementation of doctrinal principles.
2.Protect or minimize threats and loss to all private property and other identified values at risk.
3.Effectively manage incident cost by planning strategies and tactics that have a high probability of success.
4.Maintain effective communication with all involved and participating partners.
- Crews: 6
- Engines: 11
- Helicopters: 1
- Water Tenders: 3
- Bulldozers: 2
- Miscellaneous Overhead
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect on the Coronado National Forest.
Fire Weather: Isolated thunderstorms across the area this afternoon. Dry conditions will then occur through Friday, with possible isolated thunderstorms and scattered convection. Winds will be 15 to 20 miles per hour thru Thursday then diminishing to less than 15 miles per hour.
Closures: A temporary flight restriction has been issued, in the area over the fire, 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