Molino
FIRE
540
acres
5.4 mi
NE of Tucson, AZ
80%
containment
UNKNOWN
Last Updated: 5 days ago
Incident #: NWCG-6654
Fire Start: Sunday, October 27, 2019 8:30 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

The Molino Fire was located on Sunday, October 27 around 3:30 pm. The fire is located mostly in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness in the Molino Basin on the Coronado National Forest. Please do not report this fire.   

“We would like thank the public for their support and patience during this incident and road closure.  Our number one priority is the safety of public and firefighters. We have had great success gaining containment, have no reported injuries, and no structures lost” stated Incident Commander Anthony Walkosak. 

Cause:
 Human, Under Investigation 

Size: 
540 acres. 

Fire Resources:
6 total, Coronado National Forest Fire personnel

Current Operations: 
The Incident Management Team has released resources from the incident and made available to assist with other fires. Fire resources from Coronado National Forest will continue to patrol and monitor the fire.  Fire activity is low with hotspots well within the fire interior.  

Closed:
Molino Basin Campground 

Open to the Public: 
The Arizona Trail is open. Public will not have access through Molino Campground until it officially reopens. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Sunday October 27th, 2019 approx. 03:30 PM
Location:
Molino Basin
Incident Commander:
Anthony Walkosak
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
32.328, -110.704

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
6
Size (Acres):
540
Containment:
80%
Fuels Involved:
Grass and Brush
Projected Incident Activity:
The Incident Management Team has released resources from the incident and made available to assist with other fires. Fire resources from Coronado National Forest will continue to patrol and monitor the fire. Fire activity is low with hotspots well within the fire interior.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
The weather forecast will be warm and dry with winds expected at 10-15 mph out of the southwest. Wind gusts are expected up to 30 mph in the afternoon. There is a zero chance of precipitation.

Contact

Incident Contact
Heidi Schewel
Email: heidi.schewel@usda.gov
Phone: 520-388-8484
Fire Unit Information
Coronado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
300 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701