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Bar X Fire

Unit Information

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

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Updated Frye and Bar X Fire Map - June 24, 2017Image options: [ Full Size ]

A lightning strike ignited the Bar X Fire on June 21, 2017. The Bar X fire lies within the planning area of the Frye incident. Action is being taken to confine and contain the fire with assets assigned to the Frye Fire.

The Bar X Fire is being managed by the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 3.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning / Natural
Date of OriginWednesday June 21st, 2017 approx. 02:45 PM
LocationSouthern portion of the Pinaleno Mountains in the Safford Ranger District.
Incident CommanderA. Sinclair ICT2 D. Gesser ICT2(t)
Coordinates32.513 latitude, -109.841 longitude

Current Situation

Size2,768 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained93%
Fuels Involved

Tall grass (2.5 Feet)

Brush (2 Feet)

No known hazardous chemicals, fuel types, infectious agents or radiation.

Significant Events




Planned Actions


Projected Incident Activity

No fire activity expected

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Cold front will oscillate back and forth across eastern and southeastern Arizona the next few days, bringing slightly cooler temperatures to the Frye Fire area. Along with the cooler temperatures, the fire is expected to see higher humidity's and increased chances for afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Front looks to move back east Sunday afternoon with dry westerly winds returning, but then return Monday morning. Going to see slight chance to low end chance thunderstorms each day through Tuesday. Expect pretty good overnight humidity recoveries that will aid in keeping fire in check.