CUMERO FIRE UPDATE
July 7, 2018: 6:00 p.m.
Nogales Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest
Latitude: 31.454 Longitude: -111.447
Near Sasabe, Arizona
Start Date: July 5, 2018 Size: Approximately 3,725 acres on Coronado National Forest
Percent Contained: 50%
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Tall grass and brush
Summary: The Cumero fire is burning in grass and brush from Cumero Mountain on Coronado National Forest into Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge the interior of Mexico. Today, the incident received a light rain on the fire, minimizing fire activity. Firefighters took advantage of the weather and were able to secure a line around the fire perimeter and are actively working on mop up and securing the fire edge.
Structures Threatened: Garcia Ranch and Communication Towers
Provide for firefighter and public safety.
Assess holding features and values at risk to develop best possible strategy.
Fire Behavior: Low fire behavior.
Resources Assigned and Ordered:
Water Tenders: 2
A temporary flight restriction has been ordered, is in effect over the fire area, and remains in place until further notice. This restriction includes “drones” or unmanned aerial vehicles. The public is reminded that “If you fly, we can’t!” Aerial fire suppression resources will be grounded if drones enter the restricted airspace, which could result in serious consequences.
Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect on the Coronado National Forest. Please refer to https://firerestrictions.us/ for additional information.
Fire Weather: Cooling temperatures and thunderstorms in the area
For updates please call Cumero Fire Public Information Officer Ali Bickford at (520) 539-8065 or see the Coronado National Forest Facebook page at http://facebook.com/CoronadoNF and/or Inciweb at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov