CUMERO FIRE UPDATE
July 8, 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: 80%
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Tall grass and brush
Summary: The Cumero fire burned on Coronado National Forest and Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge into the interior of Mexico. Today the incident received a light rain for the second consecutive day. Firefighters are actively working on mop up, patrolling the perimeter and cooling hot spots. With the fire activity becoming minimal, the incident will transition to a Type 4 organization tomorrow and will be managed by the Nogales Ranger District.
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.
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