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Cedar Fire Update; Rough Terrain Presents Challenge for Firefighters 


(Posted on April 24, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.)  The Cedar Fire is located in the Safford Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, three to five miles east of Klondyke, AZ.  The fire is estimated to be 135 to 150 acres and is approximately 50 percent contained. 


The fire continues to burn in grass and brush.  Firefighters are making good progress with fire suppression, although rough terrain presents challenges to their movement.  Retardant drops from an air tanker to slow movement of the fire assisted the efforts of ground forces.  Structures are not in imminent danger, as the fire’s movement toward them has been stopped.


Cooperators include the Pima Fire Department, Graham County Sheriff’s Department, Arizona State Department of Forestry and local ranchers.



Structures Threatened: Approximately 20


Cause:  Lightning-caused


Resources Assigned:


§  Three hand crews: Ft Grant, Douglas and Ironwood

§  Engines:  5

§  Water Tenders: 2

§  Air Attack: 1

§  Helicopters:  1


 (Source:  Coronado National Forest)



Coronado National Forest, Cedar fire
Created at 4/24/2012 4:45 PM  by 9 
Last modified at 4/24/2012 4:45 PM  by 9