(Posted May 1, 2012 at 4:20 p.m.) The Apache Pass Fire is burning in southeastern Arizona north of Fort Bowie National Historic Site along Apache Pass Road. It is 1,700 acres and is 25 percent contained.
The fire is burning on U.S. Bureau of Land Management public land, Arizona State Trust land, private land and National Park Service land.
Winds began picking up around 3 p.m. with gusts to 26 mph. Moderate fire behavior continues, with the north flank most active.
Division A is holding the fire and mopping up along Apache Pass Road. Division Z conducted a burn-out operation. Four structures within two miles south of the fireline are potentially threatened. The southern edge of the fire has crossed into Fort Bowie National Historic Site.
Start Date: April 30, 2012; 1:30 p.m.
Cause: Human, under investigation
Resources Assigned: More than 150 personnel, including 5 engines, 7 crews, helicopter
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Land Management)