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Maverick Fire

Unit Information

Gila District Office
3201 E Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756

Incident Contact

June Lowery
Phone: 520-345-2825
Hours: Sun-Sat, 8-4:30 p.m.

Aravaipa Hotshot Crew member digs line around Maverick FireImage options: [ Full Size ]

May 24- Fire 85% contained and approximately 29 acres, firecrews in mop up today.

May 23-Fire at 32 acres, crews securing fire line and beginning mop up.

The Maverick Fire began the afternoon of May 22, east of Willcox and southwest of Bowie in the Dos Cabezas mountains. Smoke is likely visible from Interstate 10 and both communities. The fire is approximately 32-acres at this time.

Fire resources from the BLM, including the Aravaipa Veterans Interagency Hotshot Crew, U.S. Forest Service and three engines and fire use module out of Tucson. Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATs) will continue to fly and drop retardant and fire crews will continue to improve the fire lines and prepare for windy conditions this afternoon. Another hotshot crew will come in later today to assist. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginFriday May 22nd, 2020 approx. 04:30 PM
LocationDos Cabezas mtns., E of Willcox/ SW of Bowie
Incident CommanderJohn Fitzgerald
Coordinates32.266 latitude, -109.608 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel45
Size29 Acres
Fuels Involved

grasses and brush


Planned Actions

Continue to work towards containment

Projected Incident Activity

Continue to improve fire lines and work towards containment


No structures or roads threatened at this time.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Windy conditions expected