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Molino Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Heidi Schewel
Email: heidi.schewel@usda.gov
Phone: 520-388-8484

Highlighted Activity

10/30/2019 Crews Released From Incident as Containment Increases
 Crews Released From Incident as Containment Increases Over the last three days, crews have made significant progress on the fire. Containment continues to increase as the fire perimeter is...
News - 10/30/2019
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The Molino Fire was located on Sunday, October 27 around 3:30 pm. The fire is located mostly in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness in the Molino Basin on the Coronado National Forest. Please do not report this fire.   

“We would like thank the public for their support and patience during this incident and road closure.  Our number one priority is the safety of public and firefighters. We have had great success gaining containment, have no reported injuries, and no structures lost” stated Incident Commander Anthony Walkosak. 

Cause:
 Human, Under Investigation 

Size: 
540 acres. 

Fire Resources:
6 total, Coronado National Forest Fire personnel

Current Operations: 
The Incident Management Team has released resources from the incident and made available to assist with other fires. Fire resources from Coronado National Forest will continue to patrol and monitor the fire.  Fire activity is low with hotspots well within the fire interior.  

Closed:
Molino Basin Campground 

Open to the Public: 
The Arizona Trail is open. Public will not have access through Molino Campground until it officially reopens. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday October 27th, 2019 approx. 03:30 PM
LocationMolino Basin
Incident CommanderAnthony Walkosak
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates32.328 latitude, -110.704 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel6
Size540 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Grass and Brush

Outlook

Projected Incident Activity

The Incident Management Team has released resources from the incident and made available to assist with other fires. Fire resources from Coronado National Forest will continue to patrol and monitor the fire. Fire activity is low with hotspots well within the fire interior.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

The weather forecast will be warm and dry with winds expected at 10-15 mph out of the southwest. Wind gusts are expected up to 30 mph in the afternoon. There is a zero chance of precipitation.