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Cottonwood Fire

Unit Information

Gila District Office
3201 E Universal Way
Tucson, AZ 85756

Incident Contact

June Lowery
Email: jlowery@blm.gov
Phone: 520-345-2825
Hours: S-S, 8-:30 p.m.


May 24- Fire is 75% contained and at approximately 120 acres.  Firecrews are in mop up operations today.

Forward progress on the Cottonwood Fire was stopped on May 23, at 2:37 p.m.

Cottonwood Fire, approximately 13 miles northeast of Florence started the morning of May 23. Fire estimated at 150-acres. Very Large Air Tankers, Large Air Tankers, and Single Engine Air Tankers flying retardant on fire. Unknown structure approximately 1/4 mile to the north of the fire.  #AZFire

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday May 23rd, 2020 approx. 10:03 AM
LocationApproximately 13 miles northeast of Florence
Incident CommanderKress Sanders
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates33.176 latitude, -111.247 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel45
Size120 Acres
Fuels Involved

Grasses and Brush

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Windy conditions