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Major Arizona Incidents
Sawtooth Fire (Wildfire)
on June 3, 2020 at 4:52 pm
Sawtooth Fire InformationLocation of Origin: Superstition Wilderness, two miles Northeast of Peralta Trailhead, Tonto National ForestStart Date: May 30, 2020Size: 21,000 acresPercent Contained: 8%Cause: LightningThe fire is burning actively in grass and brush, near the area of the 2019 Woodbury Fire. Currently 300 firefighters and overhead support are assigned to the fire, with multiple air resources dropping retardant and water. Warning notices or evacuations will be coordinated through the Pinal County Sheriff’s office via the Pinal County Emergency Management Office. For more information on the READY, SET GO evacuation and preparedness program: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go. The Tonto National Forest has issued a closure order for the Sawtooth Fire. The detailed order can be found on the "closures" tab of this page or on Tonto National Forest website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto by clicking on the Closure Orders & Restrictions in Effect
Ocotillo Fire (Wildfire)
on June 2, 2020 at 7:03 pm
As of noon today, the remaining evacuation order was lifted. All residents are able to return home. We are asking residents to please use caution upon re-entering as there are still engines patrolling throughout the burn area monitoring for hot spots. The fire is now at full containment. The Ocotillo Fire started Saturday, May 30, 2020, at 1pm off Ocotillo Road about 1.3 miles NW of Cave Creek. The fire was determined to be human caused and the source remains under
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