Incident Overview
The Saddle Fire was reported June 24th at approximately 3:15 p.m. The fire is burning on the Douglas District of the Coronado National Forest on Packsaddle Mountain. Resources are on scene and a local type 3 Incident Management Team has been ordered.
Basic Information
Current as of 6/25/2017, 10:58:22 AM
Incident Type Wildfire
Date of Origin Saturday June 24th, 2017 approx. 03:00 PM
Current Situation

Incident Overview

The lightning caused Turkey fire started at around 4pm today approximately 35 miles north of Douglas near the Chiricahua Mountains. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management and the Coronado National Forest are actively suppressing the fire with aerial and ground resources. Structures are within a quarter mile of the fire. Forward progression has been stopped.

Incident Overview

The O RO Ranch fire, which was reported the morning of June 23,2017, is currently burning in grass and timber, located on private land owned by the O RO Ranch. The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management in cooperation with the land owner is providing resources to maintain fire near existing acreage. Minimal smoke is visible from this fire. No structures are at risk.


Forest Service officials have implemented a second revision to the Highline Fire Public Safety Closure Order as of 4 a.m. Friday, June 23. The revisions are effective through 8 p.m. July 23, unless terminated sooner.

All lands and trails South of the Mogollon Rim to the Highline Trail (Trail #31), from Dry Dude Creek to the unnamed drainage east of Ellison Creek, are closed. Additionally, the Highline Trail is closed from Dry Dude Creek to Ellison Creek.

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

Start Date: June 7, 2017  

Cause: Lightning  

Size:  29,424 Acres  

Percent Contained: 10%

Vegetation: Timber, brush and heavy downed timber from the 2004 Nuttall Complex

Resources Assigned: 842 personnel; 21 crews, 7 helicopters, 33 engines, 4 dozers, 24 water tenders

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:

Acres: 7,198 acres                                                           

Start Date:June 10, 2017

Cause: Unknown, under investigation                    

Origin: 8 mi N of Payson in 1990 Dude Fire Scar

Containment: 92%                                                          

Fuels: Grass, brush, heavy and down fuels, ponderosa pine and mixed conifer

Total personnel: 421                                                      


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