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Sycamore Canyon Fire

Unit Information

Papago Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 490 Sells Arizona 85634

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Incident Contact

Bureau of Indian Affairs
Phone: 520-383-3286

Highlighted Activity

06/01/2021 Operations briefing video for June 1, 2021
 The Sycamore Canyon Fire Operational briefing video for May 31, 2021 is now available
Announcement - 06/01/2021

The Sycamore Canyon Fire was reported on Sunday, May 23rd at 8:15 am.  The fire's origin is located on the Tohono O'odham Nation and Bureau of Land Management (BLM),  threatening Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management (AZDFFM) lands.  It is burning in grass and brush in rugged terrain. 
A Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) is in place for the fire and surrounding area.

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginSunday May 23rd, 2021 approx. 08:15 AM
Location15 miles southeast of Sells
Incident CommanderJustin Wedo
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates31.801 latitude, -111.6 longitude

Current Situation

Size1,858 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained66%
Fuels Involved

Short grass and brush

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, smoldering


Projected Incident Activity

Continued creeping and smoldering within the fire perimeter.