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Firefighters Stop Forward Progress of Ironwood Fire

Ironwood Fire Wildfire
News – 10/20/2020



Wildfire Update

USDA Forest Service

Coronado National Forest

Southwestern Region



Twitter: @CoronadoNF

Incident Statistics

Percent Contained:



Human caused, under investigation 

Location of Origin:

Dragoon Mountains off Ironwood Road


135 acres


Coronado National Forest




Fire Information Line: 520-991-9226

Additional information:

Firefighters Stop Forward Progress of Ironwood Fire

Douglas, AZ, October 20, 2020 – The Ironwood Fire was ignited near Ironwood Road on the eastern side of the Dragoon Mountains Sunday afternoon ·October 18, 2020. Firefighters, aided by air tankers Monday, made great progress in stopping the spread of the Ironwood Fire and worked through the night.

This morning the fire is 80% contained. Two hand crews are working to mop up hot spots on the fire and will likely remain through the night into tomorrow to bring the fire to full containment.

Firefighters and the Coronado National Forest extend our sincere thanks to the local communities whose patience and assistance to the crews working this fire made its suppression an example of great teamwork.
We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the Cochise County Sheriff’s office and the County Emergency Manager’s office for their close work with firefighters to assess potential evacuations.

This will be the final update for the Ironwood Fire.

Evacuations: The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office on Monday issued a “Ready” warning for some residences in Cochise Stronghold.  Today they will be evaluating that warning and will notify affected residences of the future status.  Please familiarize yourself with the Arizona Emergency Information Network, “Ready, Set, Go” program. For a digital map, go to:

Current closures: The Ironwood fire area has been temporarily closed to public entry by Coronado National Forest order while firefighting efforts continue. A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area so firefighting aircraft can work unimpeded during this incident. This flight restriction includes drones. If you fly, we can’t!


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