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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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Final Virtual Community Meeting at 7pm on Facebook

Bighorn Fire Wildfire
News – 7/14/2020

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: 59 People with 3 Engines and miscellaneous overhead

Bighorn Fire - July 14, 2020 Daily Update

Highlights: We will be conducting our final virtual community meeting this evening at 7 pm. You can tune in on the Bighorn Fire Information Facebook page, and you do not need a Facebook account to view the meeting.

Yesterday’s Activity: Suppression repair efforts continued with chipping, backhaul, and suppression rehabilitation in Bigelow, Bear Wallow, Gordon Hirabayashi, and Molino Basin.

Today’s Activity: The fire remains active in the wilderness area, so smoke might be visible until there is significant rainfall. Firefighters will be in Catalina State Park performing suppression repair.

Weather: Today’s temperatures in the valley will reach 107 degrees with west winds up to 13 mph. Minimum humidity levels will range from 14% to 23% across the lower elevations. There is a slight chance of light showers over the fire perimeter tonight.

County Evacuation and Flood Information

Closures: 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
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