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Alamo Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Chrissy Pearson
Phone: 520-240-6304
Hours: 8:00am -6:00pm

The Alamo Fire was reported on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at 1 pm.  The fire is located on the border between the Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District and Mexico west of Nogales.  It is burning in steep, rugged terrain. The Southeast Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team, led by Incident Commander Darrel Howell, assumed command of the Alamo Fire this morning, Monday, June 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM. 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
Date of OriginSunday June 20th, 2021 approx. 01:00 PM
Location10 west of Nogales on the border between Mexico and the Coronado National Forest, Nogales Ranger District.
Incident CommanderDarrel Howell
Coordinates31.36 latitude, -111.149 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel70
Size4,953 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained90%
Fuels Involved

Short grass and brush

Significant Events

Minimal, creeping, Smoldering

Interior pockets of unburned fuel will continue to clean-up.

Smoke may be visible, but minimal impacts are expected.



Fire perimeter crosses international border with Mexico. Total acres - 9,339 (4,953 acres in US, 4,386 acres in Mexico). Containment percentage includes United States portion of perimeter only.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

A hot and dry period is expected today into Sunday. Afternoon RHs will drop back into the 5-15% range with overnight recoveries between 20-35%. Late Sunday, the flow is expected to become easterly. This is especially prevalent Monday onward with a strong increase in moisture. The increase of moisture will result in showers and thunderstorms as well as a strong rise in humidity levels. Good to excellent RH recoveries are anticipated by Monday morning.