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Catalina Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Christina Pearson
Phone: 520-240-6304

Highlighted Activity

10/20/2020 Catalina Fire – October 20, 2020 Final Update
Forest Service   Coronado National Forest 300 W. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 388-8300 Incident Statistics Location:  Catalina State Park Size: 47 acres Containment: ...
News - 10/20/2020

Fire Info and Media:

(520) 240-6304, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Incident Statistics

Location:  Catalina State Park





Date detected:

October 18, 2020

Cause: Human

Engines: 7     Personnel: 25

Catalina Fire – October 19, 2020 Update

The Catalina Fire started on the Catalina State Park in the late afternoon of October 18, 2020. The cause of the fire is under investigation by law enforcement. The fire has grown to approximately 47 acres, burning in Sonoran Desert scrub within the Canada Del Oro Wash in the Catalina State Park. 

The strategy is full suppression of the fire with the primary objective being firefighter and public safety with an emphasis on protecting the surrounding communities and private property.   Resources assigned to the Catalina Fire include: a Type 3 Incident Commander, 7 Engines, and miscellaneous overhead.  The spread potential is currently low.  This morning firefighters made progress suppressing the fire with air support using retardant from 2 large airtankers.  Firefighters are going direct on the fire and mopping up.

Current Advisories:

Citizens are encouraged to stay safely clear of fire area. Trails in the area are currently open but may close without notice due to fire activity.  The Catalina State Park is currently closed to new visitors until tomorrow. The Cargodera Road has restricted access at this time for fire support activities.


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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Coordinates32.442 latitude, -110.915 longitude

Current Situation

Size47 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%