Incident commander Dave Gesser and his type 2 team assumed command of the Pinnacle Fire this morning at 6:00 a.m. The Pinnacle Fire started Thursday morning June 10, 2021 on Pinnacle Ridge within Coronado National Forest lands northeast of Klondyke, Arizona. Fire fighters responded immediately, using aerial tankers and hand crews, despite the efforts the fire continued to spread in abundant brush and grass. The fire burned actively through the night Thursday. By Friday afternoon, it was well established within the Santa Teresa Wilderness and its footprint was estimated to be approximately 2,200 acres.
Currently assigned resources include 4 hand crews, 3 helicopters, 8 engines, 5 water tenders, and 2 single engine air tankers. Large air tankers are also available as needed to support fire fighters. More resources have been ordered and will be arriving soon.
Evacuation: Residences east of the fire and north of Aravaipa/Klondike road area have been placed in READY status as of this 8:00 this morning. Area residents within close proximity of the fire are encouraged to visit the following links for Ready, Set, Go information:
Closures: A Coronado National Forest Closure Order is being developed for roads and trails within the immediate fire area. A Temporary Flight Restriction has been enacted for the surrounding area by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Non incident aircraft incursions, including drones, operated within the flight restricted area will be prosecuted under federal law. If you fly, we can’t!
Restrictions: The Coronado National Forest has implemented Stage 2 fire restrictions. For detailed information on restrictions see: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd915424.pdf
Evacuations: Presently none. For further information, please visit the following links:
Facebook: Pinnacle Fire Facebook
Size: Approximately 2,200 acres
Cause: Under Investigation
Location: Santa Teresa Mountains, Graham County, Arizona
Start Date: June 10, 2021
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser
Total Personnel: 97