Winchester Fire


Incident #: A3S-1317
Fire Start: 8 months ago
Location: 7 miles WNW of Willcox, AZ
Acres: 1,708
Agency: Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center (AZ-ADC)
Dispatch Notes: Contain: 07/31/18 1315 control: 08/05/18 1800 out: 08/15/18 1800

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Incident Overview

Updated: 1 day, 11 hours ago — The Winchester Fire has received heavy precipitation over the last 24 hours and is 90% contained. The lightning-caused fire was mapped on Monday, July 30th, and is 1,708 acres. The fire has been in monitor status since it was discovered and is being used a resource benefit fire, to help reduce some of the overgrown fuels on that side of the Winchester Mountains. The fire is not expected to grow much more but will continue to smolder in some areas. The Winchester fire was found by aircraft Thursday, July 26th, in the southeastern portion of the Winchester Mountains, just northwest of Wilcox. No structures are threatened.


Incident Contact
Tiffany Davila
Phone: 602-540-1036
Fire Unit Information
Arizona State Forestry Division - State Office
1110 West Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Basic Information

Date of Origin
Wednesday July 25th, 2018 approx. 08:00 PM
Incident Commander
Darryl Bailey
Incident Description
32.28 latitude, -109.955 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel
1,708 Acres
% Contained
Fuels Involved
brush, grass, juniper


Planned Actions
in monitor status - manage as resource benefit fire.