Chiricahua National Monument

Date/Time Reported: reported Saturday, May 12th, around 1:30pm

Location: Approximately 29 miles SE of Willcox, AZ. The fire started on private land, and has moved to the north and east onto Chiricahua National Monument and the Coronado National Forest.

Estimated Size: approximately 1,200 acres



Containment: 80%

Cause: human caused, under investigation

Chiricahua National Monument will open to the public on Saturday, May 19.  The park has been closed due to the Pinery Fire and related fire clean-up efforts.  This wildland fire began Saturday, May 12th on private land but quickly spread into the park.  Some of the burned area overlaps with the 2011 Horseshoe II Fire area.  Fortunately, quick response efforts ensured that no park structures were burned.

May 17 PM Update

Date/Time Reported: reported Saturday, May 12th, around 1:30pm

Location: Approximately 29 miles SE of Willcox, AZ. The fire started on private land, and has moved to the north and east onto Chiricahua National Monument and the Coronado National Forest.

Estimated Size: approximately 1,200 acres



Containment: 80%

Cause: human caused, under investigation

The Pinery Fire is located approximately 29 miles SE of Willcox, AZ. The fire started on private land, and has moved to the north and east onto Chiricahua National Monument and the Coronado National Forest.  The fire is estimated to be 1,200 acres.

Ground and aerial resources are taking suppression actions where they can do so safely and effectively. There have been no structures lost and no injuries.

Effective Tuesday, May 1, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

LOCATION: 15 mi. NE of Sunizona & SW of Chiricahua National Monument
 
START DATE: July 11th, 2017, 2100 hours - SIZE: 2100 acres – PERCENT CONTAINED: 0
 
The Fife Fire burning on state lands in far southeastern Arizona has grown to 2100 acres in the last 12 hours.

The fire was initially reported last night about 10:00 p.m., 15 miles southeast of Sunizona and southwest of the Chiricahua National Monument in Cochise County.

Effective Monday, June 26, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will increase campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

Beginning June 26, and until rescinded, the following are prohibited:

Effective Friday, July 11, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and the Arizona State Forestry Division will lift all fire restrictions in southeastern Arizona.

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