One year after the Bighorn Fire, research is now underway to understand its impacts and chart the future of the Catalina Mountains.
Forest Service officials say they're not sure if all the Catalina Mountains' hiking trails can be cleared of hazardous debris by Nov. 1, when their forest closure order is scheduled to expire. The dangers were caused by the Bighorn Fire.
The Pima County Sheriff's Department will monitor the amount of traffic going up the mountain and delays are expected.
Pima County has mailed warning letters to more than 400 homeowners living along six washes in the Catalina Foothills and Pusch Ridge areas. A single storm already caused a "scary" ooze of black gunk, ash, tree limbs and brush in one wash there.
About 100 lowland leopard frogs were captured and removed during separate salvage operations in the Catalina Mountains over the past two weeks.
Runoff, debris flow out of the Catalina Mountains near Tucson could cause "life-threatening" flash flooding, officials warn. This summer's Bighorn Fire in the Coronado National Forest in the mountains caused the increased flooding risks.
Catalina State Park, which lies outside the forest but has also been closed due to the wildfire, is exempt from the federal closure order and can reopen.
Como efecto del Incendio Bighorn aumentaron la posibilidad de inundaciones río abajo, una mayor escorrentía y la probabilidad de que fluyan escombros.
Mount Lemmon and Sabino Canyon will be closed until Nov. 1 due to the Bighorn Fire. Catalina State Park, which lies outside the forest but has also been closed due to the wildfire, can reopen.
Weather officials advise residents to stay indoors this weekend, if possible, but the same can't be said for firefighters battling the Bighorn Fire amid expected 110-degree-plus daytime highs.
As of Wednesday morning, the Bighorn Fire has reached 78% containment.
The Bighorn Fire was started by lightning near Pusch Ridge north of Tucson on June 5. It burned for about a month growing to nearly 120,000 acres, about 187 square miles.
The lightning-caused wildfire in the mountains north of Tucson has been burning since June 5. It has scorched 119,020 acres.
Since the Bighorn Fire started one month ago, the Tucson Wildlife Center has only treated one animal injured by the blaze. But the center's director worries, saying the hard truth is that wildfires kill wildlife.
Containment of the Bighorn Fire burning north of Tucson since June 5, has jumped to 73 percent, officials said Friday night.
Crews assigned to the Bighorn Fire will continue their clean up work as they move toward significant increases in overall containment over the…
The wildfire started near Pusch Ridge on June 5 was at 118,710 acres on Thursday morning.
The Bighorn Fire has grown to 118,370 acres — about 185 square miles — and is 54 percent contained. On Wednesday, 904 people were assigned to fight the fire started by lightning June 5 near Pusch Ridge.
The wildfire sparked by lightning on June 5, has grown to nearly 115,000 acres — about 179 square miles — and was 45 percent contained.
Annual summer camps at the facility had to be canceled because of the fire and COVID-19 pandemic.
Gusty winds Monday made it more difficult for crews fighting the Bighorn Fire as they concentrated on the eastern edge of the blaze where its …
The Bighorn Fire is now 107,099 acres — more than 168 square miles — and containment is 45 percent.
Residents in the southern Catalinas between Catalina Highway milepost 3 and Redington Road were given evacuation orders Sunday night due to th…
The wildfire was at 104,690 acres Sunday morning. It was 45% contained and 1,168 people were assigned to the fire, which has cost more than $28 million to fight so far.
Evacuation orders now in place for Redington residents