25 Jun 2008, 3:14pm
Arizona
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Distillery Fire

Location: ~5 mi S of Saguaro N.P., Pima Co., AZ

Specific location: Coronado NF, N of I10, Lat 32° 4′ 4″; Lon 110° 32′ 20″

Date of Origin: 06/21/2008
Cause: Lightning

Situation as of 06/30/08 4:00 PM
Total Personnel: 14
Size: 8,050 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $1,750,000

Distillery and Castro turned back to local units at 1800 today. Saguaro National Park will continue Wildland Fire Use management of Chimenea.

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Situation as of 06/29/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 220
Size: 8,050 acres
Percent Contained: 85%

Costs to Date: $1,596,000

Distillery: 7950 acres. Castro: 25 acres. Chimenea: 75 acres. Line held around Castro, mop-up nearly completed. Fire Use Manager inserted on Chimenea WFU to monitor fire.

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Situation as of 06/28/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 337
Size: 7,980 acres
Percent Contained: 75%

Costs to Date: $1,412,000

Distillery: powerline road improvement completed. Fire suppression rehab 80% completed. Team assumed management of Castro and Chimenea lightning fires; both are within assigned initial attack area. Line completed around Castro, mop-up started. Chimenea approved for Wildland Fire Use.

Remarks: Distillery: 7950 acres. Castro: 20 acres. Chimenea: 10 acres.

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Situation as of 06/26/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 425
Size: 7,800 acres
Percent Contained: 40%

Costs to Date: $708,000

Monsoon moisture started about 1415. There was intense rain until about 1445. The entire fire received about 0.5 inches of rain with up to 1.0 inches on some portions.

Monitor fire activity, day expected to be dry. Develop and start implementation of suppresion activity rehab. Continue initial attack responsibilities. Demob about 40% of resources.

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Situation as of 06/24/08 6:00 PM
Total Personnel: 91
Size: 5,000 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

The fire was lightning caused and is located in a designated wilderness area and so a confinement strategy was selected to steer the fire toward natural barriers. The decision was made on June 23 to order a Type II Incident Management Team based on the rapid spread of the fire from a wind event, the potential for smoke dispersal into the Rincon, San Pedro and Tucson Valleys, as well as values at risk which now include a power transmission line and scattered ranch facilities in the general vicinity. A confinement strategy is still being utilized with suppression action being taken as needed.

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