The burn area boundaries lie between Gardner Canyon on the north and Hog Canyon on the south. Fire managers expect to complete burning while environmental and fuels conditions remain favorable for manageable fire activity.
Approximately 250 acres are planned for the project. Burning may continue for several days or may be intermittent, with ignitions occurring as fuel and weather conditions become suitable during April.
Smoke will be visible periodically from Sonoita, Patagonia, Tucson and surrounding areas for the duration of the project. Temporary road and trail closures will go into effect as prescribed fire activities progress. Closure orders will be posted appropriately.
For further information please contact the Nogales Ranger District Office at (520) 761-6000 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The office is of course closed weekends and federal holidays when most would be out hiking.