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Cumero Fire Update July 8

Cumero Fire Wildfire
News – 7/8/2018


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


  1. Provide for firefighter and public safety.

  2. Assess holding features and values at risk to develop best possible strategy.

  3. Full suppression

Fire Behavior: Low fire behavior.

Fire Restrictions: Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect on the Coronado National Forest. Please refer to 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 and/or Inciweb at