Santa Catalina Ranger District

Fire crews will begin burning wood piles from forest thinning on Mt. Lemmon February 11 through 15, weather permitting.

Burning will occur along the Catalina Highway, and in Marshall Gulch, Sabino Work Center, Summerhaven and Whitetail Campground. Approximately 100 acres will be burned.

“This project is intended to reduce hazardous fuels adjacent to local communities,” said Santa Catalina District Ranger Charles Woodard. “It’s part of an ongoing fuels reduction project to reduce the threat of wildfire.”

 The Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest has temporarily closed and locked gates on seasonal roads and day-use sites in the upper elevations of Mt. Lemmon due to weather-related unsafe driving conditions.  The main road leading up the mountain, the Catalina Highway, will remain open but may close periodically due to weather-related issues.

The Aliso Fire is burning in the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest.  The fire is approximately 130 acres and estimated at 50 percent contained. 

Firefighter and public safety is our number one priority. The fire is burning in a remote location in steep rocky terrain. It has burned into natural barriers and firefighters completed fireline around the fire’s perimeter yesterday. Firefighters continue to patrol and reinforce fireline by mopping up further into the interior.

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