SIPHON FIRE, July 7 FINAL UPDATE
Location: 18 Miles southwest of Wilcox, AZ.
Start Date: July 4th, around 1:53 p.m. Cause: Lightning Size: 270 acres Containment: 50% Vegetation: Grass and brush.
Resources 6 persons: 1 engine and Misc. Overhead
Incident Commander: Ricky Cox Gila/Las Cruces Type 3 IMT, Jesse Holguin (trainee)
Summary: Firefighters continue to work to make sure any residual heat does not re-ignite fuels beyond the control lines to threaten structures. After today, the fire will no longer be staffed, but will be patrolled to ensure that the fire remains benign.
The Siphon Fire started from a lightning strike at the base of the Dos Cabezas Peaks.
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 are in effect in for Cochise, Greenlee, Graham, Pima, Pinal, and Santa Cruz, counties on all State-owned and State-managed lands. For other fire restriction see: https://firerestrictions.us/az/ or check with your local jurisdiction to see if additional restrictions are in place. Fireworks are always prohibited year-round on federal lands.
For additional fire information about these or any new fire starts please see https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Tuesday July 04th, 2017 approx. 02:45 PM|
|Location||Eastern base of Dos Cabezas Peak, South of Bowie 18 miles southwest of Wilcox.|
|Incident Commander||Ricky Cox, Jesse Holguin(t)|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||90%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Saturday July 08th, 2017 approx. 12:00 AM|
Tall grasses, dry brush
Minimal fire activity.
Patrolled by Type 5 IC or higher.
|Projected Incident Activity|
Minimal projected growth due to wind driven fire behavior and topography. Patrol area and protect structures.
Another hot day today with southeast winds continuing although a bit weaker than Friday. There is a chance for a thunderstorm over or near the fire during the afternoon and evening. Moisture continues to increase a bit Sunday with a better chance of showers and thunderstorms. Strong winds are possible with any thunderstorms that do form.