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PCSD: Evacuation order issued for residents in town of Catalina

Posted at 8:45 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 20:50:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Office of Emergency Management and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department issued an evacuation order Friday night for some residents living in the town of Catalina due to the growth of the Bighorn Fire.

Residents in the GO! zone include, parts of the Catalina area near Catalina State Park. The general boundaries of the zone are the forest service boundary on the south and east. Southerland Trail on the west, and Rollins Road on the north, according to PCSD. These residents are urged to GO! – Evacuate -- and move west away from the Catalina Mountains.

PCSD will be conducting a door-to-door to make contact for affected residents, no one should delay leaving.

Residents in the SET! zone include, northern boundary of Hawser Street, and from there south, the western boundary is Lago Del Oro Parkway. Where Lago Del Oro Parkway meets Bowman Road, the SET line runs directly west to Oracle Road, according to PCSD. These residents are asked to be prepared as this area is in the "SET - Be Alert" stage.

Residents in the surrounding area south of East Hawser St. and east of North Lago del Oro Parkway, including Catalina Regional Park are under a "SET - Be Alert” stage, according to PCSD.

Mt. Lemmon and Mt. Bigelow are in “SET – Be Alert” notice, north of Organization Ridge Road Area, including Summerhaven, PCSD says.

Below is an interactive map displaying "SET and GO" areas provided by Pima County:

An American Red Cross evacuation shelter is open at CDO High School located at 25 West Calle Concordia in Oro Valley, along with a large animal sheltering will be at Rillito Racetrack located at 4502 North 1st Avenue in Tucson.

Anyone with questions that live in the area should be directed to 520-351-3473.