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Foster Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Fire Information
Phone: 520-282-0436

Foster Fire Map June 4, 2022. For a more detailed map click on pdf. Image options: [ Full Size ]

 he  Foster Fire was reported on May 29, 2022, at 12:53 PM in the Peloncillo Mountains, Douglas Ranger District, Coronado National Forest. The fire is about 22 miles south of Rodeo, New Mexico.

Late in the evening on May 29th a Type 3 Incident Command Team lead by Incident Commander Chad Rice assumed command of the fire.   

The Foster Fire official acreage is at 7,598 with containment remaining at 82%. Resources have continued to be released and all have been reassigned to different incidents. Today  the incident will be transferred to a local Douglas Ranger District Type 4 Team and the remaining off district resources will be reassigned. The fire is currently not threatening any structures or other resource values.

Aviation / Drone Restrictions: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) and any private aircraft or drone that violates the TFR could face serious criminal charges. For more information on drones the public can visit the FAA’s website at “If you fly, we can’t!”

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginSunday May 29th, 2022 approx. 01:00 PM
Location22 Miles South of Rodeo, NM
Incident CommanderChad Rice and Mike Starr (t)
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates31.514 latitude, -109.024 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel140
Size7,598 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained82%
Estimated Containment DateMonday June 06th, 2022 approx. 11:45 PM
Fuels Involved

Timber - Juniper

Significant Events




Planned Actions

Patrol, mop-up, secure perimeter. Provide initial attack coverage for local unit.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Transition to Type 4 IC

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Single digit day time relative humidity, high winds, minimal relative humidity recovery over night.