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Campini Fire Acreage Updated; Coronado National Memorial Closed 

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(Posted May 22, 2012 at 3:55 p.m.) The Campini Fire is burning along the Mexican border west of Montezuma Pass on the Sierra Vista Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest. The size is 50 acres on the United States side of the border, and between 5,400 and 7,000 acres in Mexico.

 

Start Date: May 21, 2012

 

Cause: Human-caused, under investigation

 

Resources Assigned:

  • Firefighters: 4 crew
  • Engines: 8
  • Water Tenders: 4
  • Fixed-Wing Aircraft: 1
  • Helicopters: 3
  • Miscellaneous Overhead

Structures Threatened: No structures are threatened.

 

Summary: Summary:  Fire is burning in grass, brush and oak. Permission has been obtained per the Emergency Mutual Assistance Operating Plan in place with Mexico to send a fire crew and one air attack  plane into Mexico, where the fire is slowing in activity.

 

A burnout on the United States side has been conducted and a blackline has been constructed along the border to decrease risk to Coronado National Forest. The fire is moving to the east, where it is running out of fuels to burn. Containment is estimated to be 50 percent. No resources have been released due to an expected Red Flag Warning on Wednesday.

 

Additionally, Coronado National Memorial will be closed until further notice, beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2012. For additional information about the park closure, please contact Jamie Geesling at (520) 366-5515 x 0 or jamie_geesling@nps.gov.

 

For more information about Coronado National Memorial, contact park staff at (520) 366‑5515 or visit www.nps.gov/coro.

 

 

For further incident information, please visit www.inciweb.org.

 

(Sources: Coronado National Forest, National Park Service)

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