The Deer Head Fire remains at approximately 1,097 acres and is 55% contained. Increasing moisture and humidity have slowed the fire’s progression in recent days and similar conditions are expected to persist throughout the week. Fire activity is expected to continue to decrease with the return of monsoon weather conditions and potential for precipitation.
Aerial reconnaissance yesterday afternoon showed that the Deer Head Fire grew, slightly, to approximately 1,097 acres. It is now 55% contained. The fire’s eastern flank remains active, and firefighters continue to direct the fire’s spread away from important resources such as the historic Manning Camp. The Park’s strategy is to keep the fire east of Heartbreak Ridge.
The Deer Head Fire remains approximately 1,076 acres. This surface fire continues to benefit a fire-adapted ecosystem, burning in a mixture of brush, grass, and ponderosa pine and oak litter with low to moderate intensity. Increasing moisture and humidity have slowed the fire’s progression in recent days and similar conditions are expected to persist throughout the weekend.
Global positioning instrument surveys of the Deer Head Fire indicate that it has grown slightly to 1,076 acres. The lightning caused fire is being managed for natural resource benefits, in the federally-designated Wilderness area of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park.
Smoke from the Deer Head Fire will continue to be visible today over the Rincon Mountains. The lightning caused fire is being managed for natural resource benefits in the federally designated Wilderness area of the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park.
The Deer Head Fire remained at 850 acres on Sunday, with low fire activity due to lingering moisture from the previous day’s storms. Yesterday, firefighters concentrated on improving control features already in place and reducing fuels along key park trails outside of the current fire area. Clearing brush and undergrowth from these trails now will give firefighters a head-start, should fire activity levels increase this week. Today’s work includes widening and improving the control lines already in place, and more fuel reduction as needed.