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Bighorn Fire

Unit Information

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

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SWAIMT4 Transfers Command to Type 4 Incident Commander

Bighorn Fire Wildfire
News – 7/13/2020

Bighorn Fire Info: (520) 329-7439, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Media Phone Line: (520) 329-7640, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Burned Area Response: 
NWS Burn Scar
Location: Santa Catalina Mountains 
Size: 119,589 acres 
Containment: 89% 
Date Detected: June 5, 2020 
Cause: Lightning 
Resources: 73 people total with 4 Engines, 1 Helicopter, and miscellaneous overhead 

Bighorn Fire - July 13, 2020 Daily Update

Highlights: At 6 a.m., the Southwest Area Incident Management Team 4 transferred command of the Bighorn Fire back to the Coronado National Forest. Type 4 Incident Commander Corey Robinson has assumed command of the fire and will continue building on the successful work of the previous incident management teams.

Yesterday’s Activity: The fire activity witnessed Saturday afternoon was in the West Fork of Sabino, north of the Arizona Trail, adding an additional 291 acres. As a result of the increase in acreage, the containment percentage decreased slightly from 95% to 89%.

Today’s Activity: Firefighters will continue to monitor the fire perimeter in the areas where fire is not yet contained. Suppression repair efforts continue with chipping, backhaul, and suppression rehabilitation in the Summerhaven area, as well as other portions of the fire.

Weather: Today will continue to be hot with temperatures in the valley reaching 108 degrees. Minimum humidity levels will range from 16% to 21% across the lower elevations to 25% to 35% over the higher elevations. Scattered showers and thunderstorms might occur during the afternoon and evening.

County Evacuation and Flood Information

Closures: Cascabel Road at the Cochise County/Pima County line is now open. Sabino Canyon, Bear Canyon, Redington Road and Catalina State Park are closed. Catalina Highway is closed to the public at milepost zero. Closures and maps are available at
Forest Closure Orders available at:


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