NPS Officials: Deer Head fire at 55 percent contained - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

NPS Officials: Deer Head fire at 55 percent contained

Section of burnout in the Rincon Mountains (Source: Sarah Studd/National Park Service) Section of burnout in the Rincon Mountains (Source: Sarah Studd/National Park Service)
Map of progression of Deer Head fire (Source: National Park Service) Map of progression of Deer Head fire (Source: National Park Service)
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • Family fights for Tucson doctor to lose his license

    Family fights for Tucson doctor to lose his license

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-20 04:34:10 GMT
    White paper covers this placard at a medical office building in Tucson. (Source: Tucson News Now)White paper covers this placard at a medical office building in Tucson. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Verna Carrillo died only days after starting a new pain management prescription in March of 2016. Doctor Gregory J. Porter is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, February 21, before an administrative law judge for his treatment of her as a patient. 

    More >>

    Verna Carrillo died only days after starting a new pain management prescription in March of 2016. Doctor Gregory J. Porter is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday, February 21, before an administrative law judge for his treatment of her as a patient. 

    More >>
  • Controversy over proposed hi-rise housing complex on 4th Avenue

    Controversy over proposed hi-rise housing complex on 4th Avenue

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:57 PM EST2018-02-20 02:57:18 GMT

    A proposal to build a 7-story housing complex at 4th and 6th along Fourth Avenue has created a concern and controversy as to whether it will change the iconic nature of the Tucson tourist attraction. 

    More >>

    A proposal to build a 7-story housing complex at 4th and 6th along Fourth Avenue has created a concern and controversy as to whether it will change the iconic nature of the Tucson tourist attraction. 

    More >>
  • TPD: Suspect in fatal pedestrian crash in custody

    TPD: Suspect in fatal pedestrian crash in custody

    Monday, February 19 2018 7:19 PM EST2018-02-20 00:19:16 GMT
    Byron Horton (Source: Tucson Police Department)Byron Horton (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    A tip from a community member helped the Tucson Police Department locate and apprehend a suspect in an east side fatal hit and run from Jan. 22 involving a pedestrian. 

    More >>

    A tip from a community member helped the Tucson Police Department locate and apprehend a suspect in an east side fatal hit and run from Jan. 22 involving a pedestrian. 

    More >>
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Deer Head fire, burning in the Rincon Mountains, is now at 55 percent containment, according to officials with the National Park Service. 

The wildfire, located in the mountains east of Tucson, has burned 1,097 acres so far.  The fire began on July 24 after a lightning strike in the area.  Crews have been treating this fire as a controlled burn, to help eliminate old brush and potential fuel for future wildfires.  

According to NPS officials the eastern edge of the wildfire remains active and crews are working to keep the fire from reaching historic Manning Camp,  located in the area.  The NPS hopes to keep the fire east of Heartbreak Ridge. 

A crew of 52 firefighters are working the fire.  Officials with NPS have said the crews spent Saturday clearing plants material from the Heartbreak Ridge Trail, from where the fire is actively burning to the Happy Valley Lookout.  The same crews removed other hazards from the fire line that might have endangered the firefighting crews.  

All backcountry closures remain in effect during the Deer Head fire, to ensure public safety.  Closures may be lifted as soon as the fire is fully contained.  

Possible monsoon activity may help firefighting crews in their efforts controlling this wildfire. 

For more information about the Deer Head fire and other wildfires in the area go online to http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/ or: http://Facebook.com/SaguaroNationalPark or call the Fire Information Hotline at (520) 733-5150.Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved. 
Powered by Frankly