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Warsaw Fire

Unit Information

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

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Incident Contact

Chrissy Pearson
Phone: 520-240-6304
Hours: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Warsaw Fire Update 5/17/2021

Warsaw Fire Wildfire
News – 5/17/2021

Size: 1,210 acres and 30% contained
Vegetation: Short grass and brush
Resources assigned: 5 Type 1 Crews, 3 engines, 2 Very Large Airtankers (VLAT), 2 Large Air Tankers (LAT), 4 Helicopters, 2 Air Attack, 2 Lead planes, and miscellaneous overhead.

Operations: The Warsaw Fire is 100% full suppression. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain and crews are going direct where they can do so safely.  Aircraft is being utilized for retardant and water bucket drops to slow fire spread. Crews on the ground are working to build handline and conduct firing operations to remove vegetation ahead of the advancing fire.  These tactics will help to slow and stop further spread.

Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR): A Temporary Flight Restriction is in place for air space over the Warsaw Fire. This is also called a TFR and it is the responsibility of any pilot to reference this TFR before planning their flight. More information can be found at https://www.faa.gov/
 
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone. If you fly, we can’t.  Flying Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones, near wildfires could cause injury or death to firefighters as a result of an aircraft collision. The TFR ialso applies to the operation of drones. In addition, if an un-permitted drone is spotted over a fire, any aircraft working on the fire will be grounded until the drone has left the area or has been accounted for. This could result in fires growing larger and hampering firefighters' ability to protect lives, property and natural cultural resources. For more information visit http://knowbeforeyoufly.org and https://www.nifc.gov/drones/.

Closures and Evacuations:
None in place at this time.

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