Terrain Satellite
Cassadore Springs
8 mi
S of Peridot, AZ
Last Updated:
1 month ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, August 1, 2020 4:01 PM MST
Fire Unit:
Bureau of Indian Affairs — San Carlos Agency

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 3 months ago

Incident Photo for the Cassadore Springs Fire

The Cassadore Springs Fire is currently burning in grass, brush, and timber on the San Carlos Apache Reservation, located in the Hilltop area and the Natanes Plateau between the Natural Corral Mesa to the south, 1122 road to the west, Sawmill Area to the north, and 1200 road to the east. The lightning-caused Cassadore Springs Fire was discovered on August 1, 2020. The nearby Kean Fire, also detected on August 1, burned into and combined with the Cassadore Springs Fire on August 3. Due to the increasing complexity of the incident, the San Carlos Agency ordered the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team (SWAIMT) 4 on August 3, 2020. SWAIMT 4 assumed command of the incident on August 4, 2020, at 6:00am, managing the fire under a full suppression strategy.

There is a temporary flight restriction in place and the public is encouraged to stay safely clear of the fire area. The above mentioned roads are closed due to fire activity and firefighters working along the roadways.

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Date of Origin:
Saturday August 01st, 2020 approx. 04:30 PM
11 miles north of San Carlos, AZ
Incident Commander:
Carl Schwope, Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4
33.544, -110.42

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
Size (Acres):
Fuels Involved:
Primary carrier of the fire is currently the timber litter, grass and light brush associated with the under story of the ponderosa pine forest. Oak scrub is involved on the western edge of the burn area.
Significant Events:
Cassadore continues to burn slowly through available under story fuels. Fire is being assisted by moderate winds and dry fuels to move through the timber stands.

Planned Outlook

Planned Actions:
Patrol and monitor fire edge. Transfer command back to the San Carlos Agency at 0600, August 14th.
Projected Incident Activity:
Fire continues to consume within the 1100 Road perimeter established by previous burn. Fire activity continues to hold within the established control lines.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
It will be a very hot period with partly cloudy skies. There is a slight chance of a thunderstorm late Saturday. Afternoon temperatures will be 98 to 108 degrees around or above record levels, with humidity levels dropping to 10-15% range each day. Afternoon winds will generally remain from a Westerly direction each day peaking at 7 to 12 mph with gusts up to 25 mph on Friday.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Cassadore Springs Fire Information
Email: 2020.cassadoresprings@firenet.gov
Phone: 928-487-0798
Hours: 8a-8p Daily
Fire Unit Information
San Carlos Agency
Bureau of Indian Affairs
P. O. Box 209 San Carlos Arizona 85550
San Carlos , AZ 85550

Dispatch Contact

Phoenix Interagency Fire Center | Phoenix, AZ
Phone: 480-457-1551
Website: https://www.az-phc.com/