Terrain Satellite
McDowell
FIRE
615
acres
4.2 mi
E of Scottsdale, AZ
100%
contained
CONTAINED
Last Updated:
3 days ago
Incident #:
2020-NWCG-7041
Fire Start:
Thursday, August 20, 2020 2:00 PM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential


Fire Weather Forecast


Incident Overview Updated: 2 weeks ago

Incident Photo for the McDowell  Fire

The McDowell Fire is 100% contained as of Saturday, 8/29 at 615 acres. The fire started more than a week ago on Thursday, 8/20 after a storm system moved through the Fountain Hill-area. The fire was the result of a lightning strike. 

Basic Information

Incident Type:
Wildfire
Cause:
Lightning
Date of Origin:
Thursday August 20th, 2020 approx. 09:00 PM
Location:
N. Fountain Hills, McDowell Mountain Regional Park
Incident Commander:
Brian Perrone, DFFM
Incident Description:
Wildfire
Coordinates:
33.683, -111.735
Size (Acres):
615
Containment:
100%
Fuels Involved:
grass, brush, other desert vegetation

Weather Synopsis

Weather Concerns:
extended hot temperatures, dry lightning associated with evening thunderstorms

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