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Catalina Fire – October 20, 2020 Final Update

Catalina Fire Wildfire
News – 10/20/2020

Forest Service  

Coronado National Forest

300 W. Congress St.

Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 388-8300

Incident Statistics

Location:  Catalina State Park


47 acres



Date detected:

October 18, 2020


Under Investigation


Engines: 4     Water Tender: 1     Personnel: 20

Fire Info and Media:

(520) 240-6304, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Catalina Fire – October 20, 2020 Final Update

The Catalina Fire started on the Catalina State Park in the late afternoon of October 18, 2020. The cause of the fire is under investigation by law enforcement. The fire has burned 47 acres with fire control operations today focusing on patrol and burning stumps in the Canada del Oro Wash, and firefighters will be working west of the 50-year trail patrolling for smoke and hot spots.

The strategy continues to be full suppression of the fire with the primary objective being firefighter and public safety with an emphasis on protecting the surrounding communities and private property.   Resources assigned to the Catalina Fire include: 4 Engines, 1 water tender, and miscellaneous overhead. 

The Santa Catalina Ranger District and entire Coronado National Forest extends its sincere appreciation to the local community, Catalina State Park, and local private property owners who provided significant assistance in responding to this fire.

This is the final update unless significant events occur.

Current Advisories:

Citizens are encouraged to stay safely clear of fire area. Trails in the area are currently open but may close without notice due to fire activity.  The Catalina State Park has reopened to new visitors this morning. The Cargodera Road continues to have restricted access at this time for fire support activities.


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