The remains of a home burned during the 2019 Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, California. Helicopters drop water on the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. "Overnight, the fire grew to the northeast past Buster Spring into Montrose Canyon. Residents of The Enclave at Pima Canyon, Villas at Rancho Sin Vacas, Pima Estates, Villa Milano at Rancho Sin Vacas, Sin Vacas, Catalina Ridge Estates, and The Canyons are now in the "SET" stage. Those in SET areas should stay aware of the latest information from public safety and public health officials, said Deputy Daniel Jelineo, a Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman. Weather is expected to be a factor Friday as fire crews could experience the highest temperatures yet, topping 107 degrees, with a chance of dry thunderstorms that could create erratic winds in the afternoon, forest officials said. About 175 people are assigned to the fire. Ana Hansen of Ana's Cafe and Espresso in Windsor, California, says the Kincade Fire made life difficult for small businesses and their customers. This article originally appeared on Arizona Republic: About 60 homes evacuated as Bighorn Fire burns in Santa Catalina mountains near Tucson, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Birx says she plans to retire, citing strain on family, White House wishes Birx well after she announces retirement. The lights on the antennas of Mount Bigelow are just visible at right through the smoke. Get all the news you need in your inbox each morning. The Bighorn Fire, which began June 5, covered about 2,300 acres by midday Monday. A heavy lift helicopter passes through the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. Neighborhoods in Sonoma County, California, are still rebuilding after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. program to advise residents when evacuation is necessary. A driver heads south on Campbell Ave. as smoke billows from the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 10, 2020. Subscribe to our Daily Headlines newsletter. A helicopter carries water over an area of the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 10, 2020. Ulf Holmberg, 89, says being forced to evacuate his Sonoma County home during the Kincade Fire was costly and challenging. Watch to the end to see the beginnings of the red fire retardant drop, just as the tanker disappears behind the hill. At a Glance. It has steadily grown and moved primarily in a northeast direction up the mountain. The same wind whipping the flags outside the Fairfield Inns & Suites on Oracle Road is whipping up the flames and smoke of the Bighorn Fire, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 17, 2020. A UH-60 firefighting helicopter picks up a bucket of water at Immaculate Heart High School as another helicopter drops water on the Bighorn Fire burning in Pima Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on June 11, 2020. The following trails are impacted by the fire: Romero Canyon, Pusch Peak, Pima Canyon, Finger Rock, Pontatoc, Pontatoc Ridge and Linda Vista. The fire, which lightning started on June 5, increased to 19 square miles (49 square kilometers) as of Sunday and was only about 11% contained. – Evacuate" stage of alert have been downgraded to "SET – Be Alert," officials said. Several local fire districts supply equipment and firefighters to fight the Bighorn Fire. TUCSON (KVOA) - Crews are battling two brush fires that ignited in the Tortolita Mountains Thursday afternoon. The Bighorn Fire burning in Pima Canyon and Finger Rock Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Ariz., June 10, 2020. "It's not a great place for us to put people in to safely work," he said. A Sikorsky firefighting helicopter drops water along a ridge top as the flames from the Bighorn Fire work their way onto the northern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 16, 2020. High temperatures … Flames return to the southern slopes as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn through the heart of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 18, 2020. The Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. Steep, rocky terrain continues to be a challenge for crews trying to build fire lines. The Bighorn Fire inches over a ridge above several homes north of Coronado Drive west of Swan as night falls on the neighborhoods under evacuation and prepare to leave warnings in the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills, Tucson, Ariz., June 11, 2020. Temperatures have pushed past 100 degrees and the humidity was in single digits. A DC-10 VLAT drops below the ridge line in his path to make a slurry drop as the battle moves to the northwest and crews work to keep the Bighorn Fire from spreading through Catalina State Park, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 11, 2020. Tinder-dry vegetation bursts into flames above during the Bighorn Fire burning above Finger Rock Canyon within the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 10, 2020. A lightning strike from a storm the evening of June 5, 2020 caused the fire. A Smokey Bear Hotshot walks along Finger Rock Canyon trail as smoke billows from the Bighorn Fire further up the canyon, on June 10, 2020. Mayberry said crews continued to clear lines to keep the fire away from homes south of the forest and might set additional fires to burn vegetation to slow the wildfire by depriving it of potential fuel. The fire was about 10% contained as of Tuesday morning. A helicopter dumps water along an area to combat the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains on June 11, 2020. A firefighting Sikorsky helicopter calls it a night and flies for base as sun sets on the the battle to keep the Bighorn Fire from spreading, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 11, 2020. Smoke from the Bighorn Fire colors the skies over the eastern slopes of the Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains, Cascabel, Ariz., June 30, 2020. As of Monday morning, Aug. 31, the Dove Fire is at 942 acres (45 percent contained) while the Edwin Fire is at about 137 acres (80 percent contained). The blaze could be seen from nearby Tucson — many posted photos of the Santa Catalina Mountains glowing with flames. TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Crews battling two wildfires burning in the Tortolita Mountains say the fires are both 100 percent contained. Deputies with the Pima County Sheriff's Department were going door to door Friday at homes impacted by the evacuation. A DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker drops retardant near Pontatoc Ridge on the Bighorn Fire north of Tucson, June 11, 2020. A Chinook helicopter refills with water at Imaculate Heart High School near Magee and Oracle while fighting the Bighorn Fire burning in Pima Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson on June 11, 2020. We will explore its genesis and behavior, and how a 1,000-person fire team responded to the blaze in a way that resulted in zero structures or human lives lost. A tanker skims over a ridge while dropping slurry just west of Craycroft during the struggle to keep the Bighorn Fire out of the neighborhoods of the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills, Tucson, Ariz., June 11, 2020. Flames from the Bighorn Fire rise over a ridge near Esperero Canyon as the blaze moves east on the southern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 23, 2020. Scott Newman stands on his ranch in front of the remains of his childhood home his father built in Sonoma County, California. The Bighorn Fire crest a ridge on the north side of the Santa Catalina Mountains as the day's steady winds push the flames closer to Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Ariz., June 16, 2020. The hazy remnants of the Bighorn Fire hang low in Pima Canyon within the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on the morning of June 10, 2020. Most of the western United States is experiencing extreme dryness or drought, creating challenging conditions for wildfire season, Bryan Henry, meteorologist with the National Interagency Fire Center, said in a recent fire season outlook. ... At least 419 fire personnel are battling the fire which is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Fire in the Tucson mountains Mai-Ling Prettyflower2618. TUCSON - Local fire crews continued to battle the wildfire northwest of Tucson on Monday. Pima County officials on Thursday issued an evacuation notice, Coronado National Forest officials said on Facebook. People stand along Oracle Road just north of the entrance to Catalina State Park as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn at the base of Pusch Ridge near the park, on June 12, 2020. A Chinook heavy-lift helicopter drops water on a ridge in Pima Canyon during the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 8, 2020. Heavy smoke roils from the mountain tops where the Bighorn Fire rages in the Catalina Mountains. The fire has burned 8,950 acres as of Friday night and remains 10% contained. Smoke from the Bighorn fire blows Northeast over the Catalina mountains on June 30, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz. Photo taken from E. Speedway Blvd. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. Smoke from the Bighorn Fire covers the Santa Catalina Mountains with Sentinel Peak seen in the foreground Tuesday morning on June 23, 2020. ... At least 419 fire personnel are battling the fire which is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains. A Sikorsky firefighting helicopter heads back to the dip tank, overflying several homes under a smoking ridge in the upper reaches of the Santa Catalina foothills as crews fight to keep the Bighorn Fire out of several neighborhoods, Tucson, Ariz., June 11, 2020. A jet tanker drops retardant as it flies through Pontatoc Canyon as wildfire crews continue to fight the Bighorn Fire which has spread along the western side of the Santa Catalinas, on June 11, 2020. A line of fire retardant draped along the Santa Catalina Mountains from Sunrise Drive above Cimarron Foothills Estates neighborhood as the Bighorn Fire burns for its seventh day in the western Santa Catalina mountain range, on June 12, 2020. View of the Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains on June 10, 2020 in Tucson, AZ. A large air tanker drops fire retardant on the top of Pusch Ridge during the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. At the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. Photo by Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star, A lead plane, lower left, guides a large air tanker during a retardant drop at the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. The Bighorn Fire began Friday night in the Pusch Ridge area near Oro Valley by a lightning strike. A burn scar from the Kincade Fire is seen on a mountainside in Sonoma County, California. A Chinook helicopter drops water on the Bighorn Fire burning in Pusch Ridge, on June 12, 2020. Good work @azstateforestry. "It's just too steep.". Construction is underway in a neighborhood destroyed by the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Sonoma County, California. From Ventana Canyon, at left, to just north of the end of Houghton Road, the Bighorn Fire stretches along the southern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 20, 2020. A Sierra National Forest hotshot crew member measures the wind while preparing for a possible change in direction from the Bighorn Fire on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Ariz. on June 14, 2020. It is burning into the upper reaches of Pima Canyon. During its third day, the lightning sparked wildfire chewed a wind driven path east and higher into the range. The area of southeast/east Oro Valley including all areas east of Oracle Road from north of Magee to Catalina State Park is now in the "SET" stage. Resources: Fire information line: (520) 329-7439 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Photo by Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star, An air tanker drops retardant the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. TUCSON, Ariz. — JULY 23, 2020. Orders to evacuate were downgraded, per the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and the Pima County Office of Emergency Management.. Officials are using the three-step "Ready, Set, Go!" TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains was at 119,541 acres and is 89 percent contained as of Wednesday, July 15. Catalina State Park is closed, and large portions of national forest near the fire are restricted, forest officials said. "Desert Heat Volcanic Fire: The Geologic History of the Tucson Mountains and Southern Arizona," 104 p., softbound, is available from the Arizona Geological Survey, 416 W. Congress, Suite 100, Tucson 85701 ($17.22 including tax), or mail order a copy through the Arizona Geological Survey, tel: 520-770-3500, FAX: 520-770-3505 ($23.22 including tax, shipping, handling). The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, University of Arizona and Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory are conducting a research study on the desert’s recovery after the fire and specifically looking at saguaro … Yesterday’s work near Pima Canyon held overnight, with minimal fire growth in that area," Coronado National Forest officials said on Facebook. FOREST, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson is at 104,690 acres with 45% containment. "This might be the only notice you receive," Jelineo said. About 60 homes evacuated as Bighorn Fire burns in Santa Catalina mountains near Tucson, © Courtesy of the Oro Valley Police Department, These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car, This is a slam dunk if you want a one-card wallet in 2021, New Policy For Cars Used Less Than 49 Miles/Day. Pink fire retardant settles over a ridge near Finger Rock Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Ariz. on June 11, 2020. West winds push the smoke of the Bighorn Fire as it burns on the southeastern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 26, 2020. A DC-10 VLAT makes a last drop in the dying light over the homes in the area between Swan and Alvernon during the daylong struggle to keep the Bighorn Fire out of the neighborhoods of the Santa Catalina Mountain foothills, Tucson, Ariz., June 11, 2020. The Bighorn Fire burns on the East side of beloved hiking area Pima Canyon within the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, late on June 9, 2020. TUCSON, Ariz. — According the Arizona State Forestry, the fire in the Tortolita Mountains is 100 percent contained Monday. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Trails in the area will close without notice due to fire activity. A DC-10 VLAT climbs out of the range after making a slurry drop between The Bighorn Fire and Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Ariz., June 16, 2020. A family of four horned owls perch on a utility pole near Tanque Verde and Houghton with the glow from the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains behind them to north, Tucson, Ariz., June 14, 2020. No injuries or structural damage was reported, Allerton said. Associated Press contributed to this article. Photo by Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star, People watch the aerial ballet of helicopters and air tankers on the Bighorn Fire from the safety of Oro Valley Marketplace on June 7, 2020. Smoke from the Bighorn Fire shrouds granite formations of Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. Heavy fuels burning above Finger Rock Canyon produce think black smoke during the Bighorn Fire within the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 10, 2020. A lightning strike started the fire on June 5 in the Catalina Mountains northwest of Tucson, Arizona. Lemmons asked residents if they planned to evacuate or stay in their home. A DC-10 VLAT makes a slurry drop near the observatory site and along the burnout of the 17 year-old Aspen Fire as crew fight to keep the Bighorn Fire being advancing on Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Ariz., June 16, 2020. In the last of the day's light a helicopter makes a last minute water drop on a line of flames from the Bighorn Fire moving down the southern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 10, 2020. The fire has now burned 3,277 acres since it started on Friday, June 5, from a lightning strike in the Pusch Ridge area of the Catalina Mountains. Sunrise through the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains … Smoke envelops a granite spire during the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. A stiff wind out of the southwest pushes the Bighorn Fire into the central Santa Catalina Mountains as seen from Oro Valley, Ariz., Saturday, June 13, 2020. Ground crews and helicopters are fighting the blaze, which is not spreading rapidly. Pima County officials on Thursday issued an evacuation notice for approximately 300 homes in an area south of the Coronado National Forest, and numerous other residents were told to prepare to evacuate. Bighorn Fire Tucson: Running list of resources for evacuees and danger-zone residents Tucson organizations and groups are making resources available for those affected or evacuated by the Bighorn Fire near Catalina Foothills and Oro Valley north of Tucson. People stand along Oracle Road just north of the entrance to Catalina State Park as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn in the Pusch Ridge Wilderness near the park, on June 12, 2020. On Tuesday, the fire was burning in steep, rugged terrain within the Pusch Ridge Wildnerness. On the evening of June 5th a dry lightning storm sparked the fire that proceeded to roar from Pusch Ridge in the west to Redington Pass in the east, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people who live on the top and along the mountain foothills. A cooling shelter was set up at Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia, in Oro Valley. A stiff wind out of the southwest pushes the Bighorn Fire into the central Santa Catalina Mountains and toward homes, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 13, 2020. Photo by Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star, A hot shot fire crew fighting the Bighorn Fire hikes on ridge near Finger Rock Canyon in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Ariz. on June 11, 2020. A fire engine from Three Points Fire District west of Tucson passes a Pima County Sheriff Auxiliary Volunteer on its way up the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon on June 15, 2020. A air tanker flies above the the Bighorn Fire as smoke billows up near the mouth of Romero Canyon, on June 13, 2020. The dry, hot weather and the steep, rocky topography have been the main challenges in fighting the fire near Tucson, fire management team Adam Jarrold said Thursday. A truck drives past trees burned in the 2019 Kincade Fire that have been cut down for removal in Sonoma County, California. A fire in the Tucson area has grown to thousands of acres and is threatening hundreds of homes. The Bighorn Fire is still burning in steep terrain in the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson. Bulldozer clearing vegetation on the Northeast corner of the Bighorn Fire burning in and around the Santa Catalina Mountains on June 27, 2020. Bighorn Fire in Pima County Near Tucson. Engine crews were monitoring the fire, which was largely beneficial and no threat to homes. TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After a Fourth of July fire on A Mountain devastated about 5 acres of land in 2017, researchers are looking at how local plants are recovering from the flames. Those in areas in the SET stage will remain in the same status. A long nighttime exposure of fire burning in Pusch Ridge accentuates the flames of the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of … There were 80 personnel assigned to the fire by Saturday evening. The Federal Emergency Management Agency granted Arizona's request for money to help fight the fire, officials said Thursday. According to the latest information from the Forest Service, the Bighorn Fire is burning 119,978 acres, and is 100 percent contained. The fire was started by lightning for storms that moved through Friday night. Gade Miller is rebuilding his Sonoma County home destroyed in the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Newman's home and several other structures on his ranch burned in the 2019 Kincade Fire. A Sikorsky heavy-lift helicopter finishes a drop at dusk on the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. About 60 homes were impacted by the order. Flames break through the smoke as a finger of the Bighorn Fire scorches its way through a canyon on the west side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 17, 2020. Two firefighting helicopters maneuver around one another while recharging at a dip site as the battle moves to the north to keep the Bighorn Fire from spreading, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 11, 2020. It is burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains … Hotshots with Smokey Bear and Blue Ridge talk near the Finger Rock Canyon trailhead as smoke billows from the Bighorn Fire billows in the distance, on June 10, 2020. A huge DC-10 VLAT (Very Large Air Tanker) pulls up after dropping a load of fire retardant in a neighborhood just south of Catalina State Park during the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. To continue viewing content on tucson.com, please sign in with your existing account or subscribe. "People are not required to leave, however, we are telling people we may not be able to come back and assist if things start to burn," said Deputy James Allerton. Catalina State Park is closed. The Bighorn Fire is burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. At 115,000 acres, the Bighorn Fire … A long nighttime exposure of fire burning in Pusch Ridge accentuates the flames of the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. Residents in the Catalina Foothills neighborhood north of Tucson watch an air tanker drop fire retardant on the Bighorn Fire near Finger Rock Canyon the Santa Catalina Mountains on June 11, 2020. The Bighorn Fire burns along the northwestern side of the Santa Catalina Mountains on Friday near Tucson, Arizona. The Bighorn Fire was a wildfire in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona. Keith Lencke of the Blue Ridge Hotshots watches the air attack on the Bighorn Fire in the Cobblestone Estates neighborhood near the Santa Catalina Mountains on June 11, 2020. TUCSON, Ariz. - A brush fire is visible in the Catalina Mountains that sparked Thursday night. Cancel Unsubscribe. The Bighorn Fire burns in the Catalina Mountains on June 23, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona. Bighorn Fire: More Evacuations In Catalina Mountains Near Tucson - Tucson, AZ - The evacuation order hits southeastern Catalinas around Redington Road. A helicopter drops a bucket of water on the Bighorn Fire burning into Pima Canyon inside the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Ariz. on June 8, 2020. The Bighorn Fire has burned about 7 square miles and was 10% contained. Start the day smarter. People stand along Oracle Road just north of the entrance to Catalina State Park as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn in the Pusch Ridge near the park, on June 12, 2020. A stand of pines go up in flames as the Bighorn Fire pushes its way down a slope on the northern side of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 16, 2020. 1:16 p.m. Emergency officials said a cooling shelter is available at CDO High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia, in Oro Valley. The fire district asked residents to stay out of the southern areas of Diamond Bell and Sierrita Mountain around 9 a.m. Sierra National Forest hotshot crew members talk about wind patterns while preparing for a possible change in direction from the Bighorn Fire on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Ariz. on June 14, 2020. A chinook helicopter drops a load of water on the Bighorn Fire as is moves into the top of Finger Rock Canyon and up Mount Kimball, on June 10, 2020. A Type 1 management team has assumed command of firefighting efforts in the 2,500-acre Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. Loading... Unsubscribe from Mai-Ling Prettyflower2618? Dense forest vegetation surrounds a property on Fitch Mountain in Sonoma County, California. Fire crossed over retardant lines near upper western edge of Ventana Canyon. Smoke from the Bighorn Fire puffs above the cottonwood-willow forest running along the San Pedro River valley, Cascabel, Ariz., June 30, 2020. Scott Newman's home and several other structures on his ranch in Sonoma County, California, burned in the 2019 Kincade Fire. A DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker drops on the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. The fire, sparked June 5 by lightning, was only 10% contained as of Friday morning, and Mayberry said increasing the containment figure would be a slow process because of the rugged terrain. And the Bush Fire, as of Monday, was 38,000 acres and growing fast with zero containment. The Bighorn Fire burned 200 acres of the Santa Catalina Mountains in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson as of June 6, 2020. A Chinook helicopter drops water on the line of flames advancing through grasslands at the northwestern foot of the Santa Catalinas as crews work to keep the Bighorn Fire from spreading through Catalina State Park, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 11, 2020. A DC-10 Very Large Air Tanker drops thousands of gallons of retardant at the base of the Bighorn Fire burning above La Reseve along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. The Rincon Mountains (O'odham: Cew Doʼag) are a significant mountain range east of Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, in the United States.The Rincon Mountains are one of five mountain ranges surrounding the Tucson valley. The fire has burned 3,277 acres since Friday June 5, 2020. Tucson recorded its hottest May on record. Over recent weeks Tucsonans watched as a major fire swept across the Santa Catalina Mountains, a rolling inferno that seemed to engulf most of the range. The area of the Catalina Foothills between Alvernon Way and Sabino Canyon Road, north of Skyline Drive is now in the "SET" stage. The remaining area of the Catalina Foothills between Alvernon Way and 1st Avenue, north of Ina Road remains in the "SET" stage. Bighorn fire near Tucson has burned over 6,000 acres and is threatening hundreds of homes. Arizona’s Bighorn Fire Continues to Grow in Mountains North of Tucson . Smoke billows from the Santa Catalinas as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn as seen from Honey Bee Canyon Park in Oro Valley, on June 17, 2020. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star Spud Rock Fire, 2020 People watch the Bighorn Fire from La Encantada at Campbell and Skyline on June 11, 2020. Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device. Flames have been visible from Tucson at night, and smoke from the fire plumed over a suburb Friday morning. Flames fanned by canyon winds emerge from the smoke during the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. A Chinook heavy-lift helicopter with water bucket trailing behind speeds back to the dip tank during the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. Priscilla Abercrombie helped start Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies to inform and assist Sonoma County neighbors in disaster situations. Trees tower over a burn scar from the 2019 Kincade Fire in Sonoma County, California. A Chinook helicopter dumps water on the Bighorn Fire in the front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains in between granite faces already painted with pink fire retardant on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Sheriff’s officials asked residents in SET areas to consider voluntarily relocating with family or friends, according to the Coronado National Forest post on Facebook. You can view the entire closure from the order at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6741/. The Santa Catalina Mountains, or the Catalinas, is just north of Tucson and is the most widely-known mountain range in the area. A Chinook helicopter carrying a water bucket flies north along the Pusch Ridge Wilderness as the Bighorn Fire pushes north-northeast into Romero Canyon east of Catalina State Park in Santa Catalina Mountains on Saturday, June 13, 2020. An air tanker drops fire retardant as wildfire crews continue to fight the Bighorn Fire which has spread along the western side of the Santa Catalinas, on June 11, 2020. CORONADO NAT. Flames and smoke from the Spud Rock Fire, burning more than 300 acres, drifts over the Rincon Mountains east of Tucson, Ariz., August 19, 2020. A helicopter flies along the Catalinas on its way to Rose Canyon Lake while fighting the Bighorn fire in Pima Canyon, on June 9, 2020. The Bighorn Fire lights up the ridge overlooking Saddlebrooke in the northwestern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 17, 2020. The Bighorn Fire has covered over 120,000 acres of the Catalina Mountains, changing the landscape for decades to come. Crew members with the Smokey Bear Hotshots from Ruidoso, New Mexico cut line near the mouth of Finger Rock Canyon as a precaution against the growing Bighorn Fire being fought in the Santa Catalina Mountain Range, on June 10, 2020. Lemmon and the town of Summerhaven, Ariz. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP) Smoke shrouds granite formations the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. Be SET to go.". Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe. 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