Soldier Basin Fire Update - May 19, 6pm
Incident: Soldier Basin Fire Wildfire
Estimated Size: approximately 2,000 acres
Cause: human caused, under investigation
Resources Assigned: approximately 200 personnel
§ 2 helicopters
§ 11 engines
§ 2 Type 1 hotshot crews
§ 3 Type 2 hand crews
§ 7 water tenders
§ Miscellaneous overhead
Fire Behavior: moderate with some short uphill runs
Terrain: steep, rocky
Fuel: grass and brush (mesquite and oak)
Structures Threatened: none
Monday’s Weather: light winds becoming northwest 5 to 15 mph during the afternoon. Temperatures upper 80s to lower 90s. Relative humidity 6 to 11%.
Objectives: Keep the fire south and west of Flux Canyon, west of Forest Road 49, north of the Solder Basin drainage, and east of the Coronado National Forest boundary.
Today’s Activity: Fire crews continued line construction and line scouting. Minimal fire growth occurred. Tomorrow crews will continue to prepare for burnout operations.
Fire Information: Visit http://inciweb.nwcg.gov and follow @wildlandfireAZ on Twitter
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