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PCSD: Bighorn Fire areas of concern expand

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 01:19:37-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff's Department has outlined areas of concern amid the Bighorn Fire burning in the Catalina Mountains.

Evacuation orders are in effect, per the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and Oro Valley Police Department:

  • Residents in the Pima Canyon area of the Catalina Foothills between 1st Avenue and Alvernon Way are in “GO” status and should evacuate. View a map of the GO area at pima.gov/bighorn [webcms.pima.gov].
  • The remaining area of the Catalina Foothills between Alvernon Way and 1st Avenue, North of Ina Road remains in the "SET - Be Alert" stage. View a map of the SET area at pima.gov/bighorn [webcms.pima.gov].
  • The area of the Catalina Foothills between Alvernon Way and Sabino Canyon Road, North of Skyline Drive is now in the "SET - Be Alert" stage. View a map of the SET area at pima.gov/bighorn [webcms.pima.gov].
  • The area of southeast/east Oro Valley including all areas east of Oracle Road from north of Magee to Catalina State Park is now in the "SET - Be Alert" stage.

For future alerts, sign up for the program "Ready, Set, Go," the state’s evacuation alert system.

"Residents should consider voluntarily relocating outside the affected area with family/friends. Residents should avoid close contact with those who are sick and should practice public health recommendations when relocating. Grab your emergency go kit. Keep in mind unique needs for your family or special equipment for pets and livestock," PCSD said in a press release.

For more information, call 351-FIRE (3473).