Terrain Satellite
East Desert
FIRE
1,492
acres
4 mi
E of Phoenix, AZ
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
2 months ago
Incident #:
2020-AZA4S-000491
Fire Start:
Sunday, May 17, 2020 1:20 PM MST
Fire Unit:
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management — Central District
Dispatch Notes:
Contain: 05/22/20 1450 | Control: 05/22/20 1450 | Out: 05/22/20 1451

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 4 months ago

Incident Photo for the East Desert Fire

The fire is now 85% contained and crews today, will focus on mopping up and monitoring for hotspots within the interior. Evacuation orders were lifted on Tuesday, May 19, at 6pm.

The East Desert Fire started Sunday, May 17, off Desert Hills Drive in the Cave Creek-area. Due to dry vegetation and wind gusts, the fire spread rapidly over the course of a few hours. The fire was determined to be human caused and remains under investigation.

Crews provided structure protection to roughly 130 homes and were able to protect all primary structures.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Human, Under Investigation
Date of Origin:
Sunday May 17th, 2020 approx. 01:00 PM
Location:
24th St. & Desert Hills, Cave Creek. 4 miles N. of Cave Creek Regional Park
Incident Commander:
Jeff Gallivan, DFFM & Joe Roznovak, DFFM IC Trainee
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
33.839, -112.023

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
5
Size (Acres):
1,492
Containment:
100%
Estimated Containment Date:
Friday May 22nd, 2020 approx. 04:00 PM
Fuels Involved:
Grass, Brush, Desert Veg

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Monitor for hotspots & mop up

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Wind gusts over next few days

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Tiffany Davila
Email: tdavila@dffm.az.gov
Phone: 602-540-1036
Fire Unit Information
Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management - State Office
1110 W. Washington Suite 100 Phoenix Arizona 85007
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Dispatch Contact

Arizona Interagency Dispatch Center | Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 800-309-7081
Website: https://dffm.az.gov/fire/dispatch