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Mirador Fire

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The Mirador Fire is now 90% contained with no change in acreage. Friday crews will continue to patrol for hotspots and work to ensure the perimeter is secure. The Mirador Fire was stopped just 100 yards of the international border with Mexico within a day of the fire's start. Most of the resources will be demobilized today, but a few fire personnel, including a Type 6 engine will remain on the fire to patrol for activity. Full suppression of the fire is expected for Saturday. The Mirador Fire was reported by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on Tuesday, May 16th. The fire burned three miles E/NE of the town of Sasabe and E. of the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge. No structures were damaged as a result of the fire.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginTuesday May 16th, 2017 approx. 04:00 PM
Location16 miles southwest of Arivaca, AZ
Incident CommanderPhillip Elliot, DFFM
Incident DescriptionWildland Fire Burning Near International Border In Pozo Verde Mountains.
Coordinates31.506 latitude, -111.592 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel25
Size250 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Tall grass and brush


Planned Actions

Continue mop-up and suppress rolling debris within fire perimeter to ensure fire perimeter is secure.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire behavior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Dry conditions with gusty winds.

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