Terrain Satellite
7.4 mi
SW of Cochise, AZ
Last Updated:
38 mins, 54 secs ago
Incident #:
Fire Start:
Saturday, August 29, 2020 11:00 AM MST

Current Weather

Fire Growth Potential

Fire Weather Forecast

Incident Overview Updated: 1 month ago

Incident Photo for the Ironwood Fire



USDA Forest Service

Coronado National Forest

Southwestern Region

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/Coronado


Twitter: @CoronadoNF

Fire Information Line: 520-991-9226
Email: gerald_perry@firenet.gov

Ironwood Fire Update October 19, 2020

Location of Origin:Dragoon Mountains off

Ironwood Road

Size: 130 acres

Jurisdiction: Coronado National Forest

Percent Contained:0%

Personnel: 40

Cause: Human caused, under investigation

Additional info: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/

Ironwood Fire Burns in the Dragoon Mountains

Douglas, AZ, October 19, 2020 – The Ironwood Fire was ignited near Ironwood Road on the eastern side of the Dragoon Mountains on October 18, 2020. The fire is burning on the Douglas Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest in very rough terrain in extremely dry, dense, chaparral brush and grass that has not been exposed to fire for many decades. Engines and fire fighters responded immediately yesterday and were confronted with very active fire behavior well into the night.

This morning two large air tankers aided firefighting efforts, dropping retardant to slow the fire’s spread. Firefighting resources are currently spread thin due to the intensity of the fire season across the west but additional resources have been ordered from other regions to assist with this fire and are arriving today.

Evacuations: The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office has issued a “Ready” warning for some residences in Cochise Stronghold.  Should conditions deteriorate, the Sheriff’s office will notify those affected to prepare to evacuate. Please familiarize yourself with the Arizona Emergency Information Network, “Ready, Set, Go” program. For a digital link to Cochise County Emergency Management, go to: https://azdema.maps.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=63ffdbed9e3548cfa77ff135940a1521

Current closures: The Ironwood fire area has been temporarily closed to public entry by Coronado National Forest order while firefighting efforts continue. A temporary flight restriction is in place over the fire area so firefighting aircraft can work unimpeded during this incident. This flight restriction includes drones. If you fly, we can’t!


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Basic Information

Incident Type:
31.922, -109.957

Current Situation

Total Personnel:
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Incident Contact

Incident Contact
Gerald Perry
Phone: 520-991-9226
Fire Unit Information
Coronado National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
300 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701