Arizona Fire Updates Across the State Featured

According to the InciWeb site, more than 15 significant fires have burned across across Arizona since May, totaling 486,337 acres. The good news is that many of the fires are largely contained at this time. 

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  • Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place for Bureau of Land Management areas, Arizona State lands and the Coronado National Forest, prohibiting open fires, fireworks and target shooting
  • Be sure to check for nearby closures if you are in the area
  • Flight restrictions are in place in some areas
  • There are no major Smoke Outlooks in Arizona at this time

The Blue River 2 Fire is located about 15 miles northeast of San Carlos, AZ, currently burins on the San Carlos Apache Tribal lands. The Blue River 2 Fire started on Monday, July 13, and is now being turned over to a Type 2 Incident Management Team. It has burned 27,500 area at this time.

The Jackson Fire which has been burning since July 11, was caused by lightning. It is in a remote area with no ground access. It is at 2,143 acres today, with no listed containment. No historic cultural sites have been identified within the fires planning area. The Black Rock Road is closed at the San Carlos Apache Reservation boundary.

The Bringham Fire is in the Clifton Ranger District of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, caused by lightning on July 10. The Bringham fire has decreased in complexity and has moderated to the point that command of the fire will be transferred to a Type 4 organization. It is 40% contained.

The Bighorn fire just north of near Tucson is at 89% containment, but it’s burned up to 120,000 acres since starting on last Friday, July 10. To facilitate firefighting, there are closures within the Coronado National Forest Santa Catalina Ranger District. 

Two new fires that are smaller in size have been reported today, the Stockton and Camper Fires. Both are at less than an acre. 

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Last modified on Monday, 10 August 2020 04:09
Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Editor and Publisher of CopperState News. In her past life, she was the founder of a successful local news media publication in the Prescott area. She started CopperState News with the idea that local news deserves a statewide platform.

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