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Ocotillo Fire

Unit Information

Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - State Office
1110 W. Washington Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85007
Phoenix, AZ 85007

This incident is no longer being updated.

As of noon today, the remaining evacuation order was lifted. All residents are able to return home. We are asking residents to please use caution upon re-entering as there are still engines patrolling throughout the burn area monitoring for hot spots.

The fire is now at full containment.

The Ocotillo Fire started Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 1pm off Ocotillo Road about 1.3 miles NW of Cave Creek. The fire was determined to be human caused and the source remains under investigation. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnknown, Under Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday May 30th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
Location1.3 miles NW of Cave Creek
Incident CommanderDarrell Willis, DFFM
Incident Descriptionwildfire
Coordinates33.837 latitude, -111.96 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel177
Size980 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

grass, brush, and desert vegetation


Planned Actions

monitor and patrol for heat within interior along with drainages

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

hot temperatures, windy conditions, low relative humidity