The incident command did video a short morning operations update but apparently not a true “news conference”.
The Bighorn Fire size is now 118,710 acres with 58% containment. 803 personnel still assigned.
Yesterday the crews made good progress in containing the fire.
Sabino Canyon continues to be patrolled and today crews will be there to make sure no fire slops over in the canyon.
South, west, north and northeastern sides of the fire remain “cold” with some backhaul and fire suppression repair/rehabilitation work today.
The southeastern portion of the fire has been the most active for several days. Yesterday, good progress was made containing the fire west of Redington Road. Aircraft, engines and hand crews worked hard to secure the southern edge of the SE lobe building containment line back toward Catalina Highway. They have apparently stopped the southern progression.
Today the majority of smoke seen in Tucson will be from slowly backing fire coming south from Wilderness of Rocks with no danger to structures.
The biggest threat today is thunderstorms which could cause danger to the crews; they will work hard this morning.
The previous was posted by SCVP President Judy Peters. Sabino Canyon continues to closely monitored and protected to include the trail leading to the basin beyond
shuttle stop 9.