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Raspberry 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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The Raspberry Fire that was reported on June 14, 2022, at 11:51 AM in the Chiricahua Wilderness, Douglas Ranger District. fire received soaking rain throughout the night on June 18, 2022,  with more anticipated throughout the day. Along with the rain came lightning. The fire is currently under the leadership of the local Type 4 Incident Management Organization.  The team is prepared to respond to any Initial Attack (IA) needs in the area should they arise from the lightning. Acreage has been adjusted to 420 acres, but still within the same footprint. Containment remains at 70%. Today, the firefighters will continue to build out lines where necessary and have begun mopping up. 4 crews and 1 helicopter remain assigned to the fire.

Visitors are asked to please avoid:

Morse Canyon Trail #43

Bear Canyon Trail #228

North Fork of Rucker Trail #221

Pole Bridge Trail #264

Proceed no further than Chiricahua Peak on the Crest Trail #270

 
 

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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseUnder Investigation
Date of OriginTuesday June 14th, 2022 approx. 11:51 AM
LocationChiricahua Wilderness - 35 miles NE of Douglas, AZ North Fork Ricker Canyon South of Monte Vista Peak.
Incident CommanderCarlos Torres; Aaron Means (t); Type 4 Incident Management Organization
Coordinates31.821 latitude, -109.295 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel47
Size413 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained70%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Brush (2 feet)

Timber (Litter and Understory)

Significant Events

Minimal, smoldering fire behavior

Outlook

Planned Actions

Continue to strengthen existing firelines, patrol, and mopup.

Projected Incident Activity

12 Hours: Continue to hold and improve fire lines as needed. With increased moisture spread potential is expected to be minimal. Mopup and patrol.

24 Hours: Continue to hold and improve fire lines as needed. With increased moisture spread potential is expected to minimal. Mopup and patrol.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Temperatures moderating due to cloud cover increase in Rh and gusty wind from thunderstorm outflows. Monsoon type weather affecting the fire area. Temperatures in the mid-70s, Rh 50%