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Deer Creek

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

Map showing Deer Creek Fire perimeter  6/13/22. For a more detailed map click pdf .Image options: [ Full Size ]

 On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, the Coronado National Forest responded to a new start at approximately 7:15 PM in the Peloncillo Mountains, Douglas Ranger District. 

 The Deer Creek Fire has transitioned back to a local Type 4 Team from the Douglas Ranger District lead by Incident Commander Carlos Torres. The fire has remained within its footprint at 1,042 acres and is now 85% contained. . Moving forward, crews will continue mopping up and monitoring firelines. The fire is currently not threatening any structures or other resource values.  The Team remains ready to respond to Initial Attack (IA) efforts in the Peloncillo Mountains. 

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 08th, 2022 approx. 07:15 PM
LocationAnimas Valley, NM
Incident CommanderCarlos Torres
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates31.608 latitude, -109.001 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size1,042 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained85%
Estimated Containment DateFriday June 17th, 2022 approx. 11:45 PM
Fuels Involved

Mixed semi desert grassland with brush and Madrean woodland overstory. Fuel moistures are at all time lows.

Short Grass (1 foot)

Brush (2 feet)

Significant Events



Planned Actions

Crews will continue monitor.

Projected Incident Activity

12 hours: Minimal fire behavior

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Hot temperatures continue today and through the weekend. Minimum RHs will be 10-15% areawide each day with poor to fair overnight recoveries. Surface and 20ft winds will be light to breezy each afternoon mainly out of the west/southwest. Except for southeast Monsoon flow this afternoon. Isolated thunder storms this afternoon with gusty and erratic winds present.