Fire managers at Saguaro National Park plan to conduct a prescribed burn on Mica Mountain in the Saguaro Wilderness of the Rincon Mountain District (Saguaro East) this fall when conditions are favorable. The prescribed burn is currently planned for mid-late October.
The Dragoon and Lizard fires merged today, with the majority of fire movement progressing towards the south. The incident continues to exhibit active fire behavior with good potential for growth. Fire managers are working with fire behavior analysts, ground resources, and aerial fire resources to suppress the fire.
The Paige Creek Fire was reported the evening of June 7th, and is burning primarily in grass on the east side of the Rincon Mountains. There are several ranches in the area. The Incident Commander is focusing aerial support on the west flank of the fire this morning. Additional crews, engines, and overhead have been ordered. The fire was last estimated at 200 acres and had a moderate rate of spread.
Current as of: 6/8/2017 11:35:12 AM
Incident Type: Wildfire
Date of Origin: Wednesday June 07th, 2017 approx. 05:15 PM
Fire managers anticipate minimal Deer Head Fire activity to continue due to increased monsoon moisture. Pockets of heavy dead and down fuels in the interior of the burn may creep and smolder until the area receives significant precipitation, and they are extinguished. The fire remains at approximately 1,097 acres and is 75% contained. All Rincon Mountain District backcountry closures will remain in effect for the duration of the Deer Head Fire to ensure public safety. This will be the final update unless significant changes occur.
The Deer Head Fire remains approximately 1,097 acres and 75 percent contained.
Firefighters will begin demobilizing from the Deer Head Fire today, as recent monsoon conditions have slowed the fire’s progress. The 10-person Sequoia Type 2 Wildland Fire Module will demobilize from the fire this morning, with the 10-person hand crew from Yellowstone National Park expected to demobilize on Friday.
The seven-person Saguaro Wildland Fire Module, along with local overhead resources, will continue to staff the Deer Head Fire.
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.
The Deer Head Fire remains at approximately 1,097 acres and is 55% contained. The fire’s eastern flank remains active, and firefighters continue to direct the fire’s spread away from sensitive resources such as the historic Manning Camp. The park’s strategy is to keep the fire east of Heartbreak Ridge.
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.