Coronado National Forest

Fire Information: (928) 362-2791 - 8 am – 8 pm

Websites: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5221/
 

Location: Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest; 7 miles southwest of Safford, AZ.

Southwest Area Incident Management Team 5 will transition with Coronado National Forest Type 3 management organization on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7 PM.

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.

74% Containment

Acreage: 27,238 acres (estimated)                                                                                                                 

Percentage of Containment: 74%          

Date Reported: June 30, 2017                                                                                                                       

Cause of Fire: Under Investigation                

Acreage: 27,238 acres (estimated)                                                                                                   

Percentage of Containment: 65%         

Date Reported: June 30, 2017                                                                                                           

Cause of Fire: Under Investigation                

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologists advise that a high pressure ridge is currently positioned over the four corners area of Arizona. This placement has provided conditions for moisture from Mexico to be swept into Arizona, bringing the much-needed moisture southeast Arizona normally receives at this time of year from the Mexican monsoon.

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