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Tonto Canyon Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Starr Farrell
Phone: 520-282-0436

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On Sunday, June 12, 2022, the Coronado National Forest responded to three new starts at approximately 10:45 AM near Manzanita Mountain, Nogales Ranger District. The three starts combined to create the Tonto Canyon Fire. The fire is currently under the leadership of the local Type 4 Incident Management Organization. Mike Cachero and Francesca Amanna (t) from the local Nogales Ranger District. Firefighters will continue mopping up and reinforcing the lines. They will continue to work with Mexico’s firefighters to ensure that all lines are secure on both sides of the border.

Acreage in the U.S.: 9,426

Acreage in Mexico: 3,000

Containment: 60%

The team doesn’t anticipate much change in acreage moving forward as the majority of the interior pockets have already burned out.

It is important that all visitors remain out of the area to allow the firefighters to effectively do their jobs.

A closure order, Tonto Canyon Fire Closure Order: 03-05-02-22-028, is in effect for Ruby Road.

ROAD DESCRIBED

National Forest System Road (NFSR) 39 (Ruby Road), starting from its intersection with NFSR 4186, then following southeast along NFSR 39 to White Rock Campground, as depicted in Exhibit A.

https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/coronado/alerts-notices


This will be the final update unless significant events occur. For more information about the Coronado Nation Forest please follow them on Facebook or go to website at www.fs.usda.gov/coronado .

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUndetermined
Date of OriginSunday June 12th, 2022 approx. 10:30 AM
LocationPajarita Wilderness
Incident CommanderMike Cachero; Francesca Lamanna (t); Type 4 Incident Management Organization
Coordinates31.381 latitude, -111.198 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel41
Size9,264 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained75%
Fuels Involved

Tall grass and brush

Outlook

Remarks

This will be the final update unless significant events occur.

About 3,000 acres in Mexico

Closures remain in place for Ruby Road.