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.
Date of Origin:
Saturday August 01st, 2020 approx. 04:30 PM
11 miles north of San Carlos, AZ
Carl Schwope, Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cassadore Springs Fire Information
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