Bighorn Fire Threatening Mt. Lemmon Residents

Tucson Local Media (June 14, 2020) by Jim Nintzel

As hotshot crews and aircraft continue to battle the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains, residents of Mount Lemmon, including the community of Summerhaven, have been warned to be prepared to evacuate.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department announced that Mount Lemmon residents should remain “set” to evacuate under the Ready, Set, Go system.

The fire has grown to 11,500 acres since it was ignited by lightning on Friday, June 5, according to an incident report.

Catalina State Park has been closed and firefighters have established a restricted area bounded along the Coronado National Forest boundary south and east to the northeast corner of the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, northeast along the Forest boundary to its northeastern terminus at Sabino Creek, Sabino Creek north to the Arizona Trail, the Arizona Trail northwest to the junction with Romero Trail, and the Romero Trail northwest to Catalina State Park

A total of 506 fire personnel and multiple aircraft are fighting the Bighorn Fire.

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