Pinery Fire

Firefighters continue to patrol the fire. Fire activity is minimal, with some smoldering within the fire's perimeter observed. The fire is hung up on cliffs and rocky outcroppings on ridgetops, and has not progressed further north into Chiricahua National Monument. No additional growth is expected. There have been no structures lost and no injuries. This will be the final update unless significant changes occur.

 

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.

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