Terrain Satellite
Klaus
FIRE
4,864
acres
8.4 mi
SW of Rodeo, NM
80%
contained
ACTIVE
Last Updated:
55 mins, 36 secs ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-6952
Fire Start:
Monday, August 10, 2020 6:45 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 months ago

Incident Photo for the Klaus Fire

Monday August 17, 2020

The Klaus Fire is located on the Douglas Ranger District on the Coronado National Forest. The fire was started by lightning on August 10, 2020. It is located approximately 11 miles southwest of Portal, AZ. The fire is burning in steep, rugged terrain. Crews are working towards full suppression and going direct where they can do so safely. The fire is located in grass and brush vegetation in steep, rugged terrain.  
 
Firing operations over the weekend were successful in stopping forward progress in many areas. Crews will patrol and secure the fire's edge, addressing active flame on the perimeter if needed. Fire crews remain available to assist with initial attack in the surrounding area if new fires occur. 

The Coronado National Forest Douglas Ranger District has implemented road closures. 
 Forest Roads 314, 686, and 685 are closed to public access.  Road blocks are in place and staffed by law enforcement. The full closure order and map can be viewed under the Closures tab. The road closure will be lifted at 6 pm on Monday, August 17, 2020.

The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) was lifted at 6pm on Sunday, August 16.

 
There are no evacuations in place at this time. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Monday August 10th, 2020 approx. 01:45 PM
Location:
Douglas Ranger District on the Coronado National Forest. 11 miles southwest of Portal, AZ
Incident Commander:
Type 3 IC Mark South and IC Trainee Mike Gustafson
Incident Description:
Fire Burning In Steep, Rugged Terrain
Coordinates:
31.755, -109.138

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
56
Size (Acres):
4,864
Containment:
80%
Fuels Involved:
Grass and Brush
Significant Events:
Fire behavior:
Moderate
Backing

Planned Outlook

Projected Incident Activity:
Continued backing and creeping of fire in steep terrain may increase spread potential.

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
Weather will continue to be hot and dry with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm developing in the afternoon.

Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Brandalyn Karren
Email: 2020.klaus@firenet.gov
Phone: 602-730-6144
Hours: M-Su 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fire Unit Information
Coronado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
300 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701