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The Brown Fire is 100% contained.
April 23 Update The Brown Fire is now 100% contained. Brown Canyon located on the Sierra Vista Ranger District Coronado National Forest has reopened. The area was temporarily closed during the Brown.. more


Approximate Location

31.442 latitude, -110.346 longitude

Incident Overview

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The Brown Fire started on U.S. Army Fort Huachuca on April 13 and burned onto the Coronado National Forest on April 14. It is located in a remote location in the upper elevations of Scheelite Canyon below Ramsey Peak. No structures are threatened.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused, Under Investigation
Date of OriginSunday April 13th, 2014 approx. 04:00 PM
Location5 miles Southwest of Sierra Vista
Incident CommanderMike Cachero

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size240 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush and Timber

Significant Events

No fire spread on April 23rd. Temperatures were warm and the skies were clear over the fire. Personnel continued to monitor the fire.


Planned Actions

Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire.

Projected Incident Activity

No expected perimeter growth.


232 acres on Fort Huachuca, 8 acres on Coronado National Forest.

Unit Information

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Coronado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
300 West Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701

Incident Contacts

Brown Fire Information
Phone: 520-400-2932
Hours: Daily 8am-5pm
Coronado NF Pao Heidi Schewel
Phone: (520) 388-8343
Hours: flexible
Coronado NF Pio Duty Officer
Phone: 520-388-8484
Coronado NF Sierra Vista Ranger District
Phone: 520-378-0311
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