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Two years ago Bighorn Fire peaked at 119,541 acres

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jun 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-05 13:34:26-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Today is the two-year anniversary of The Bighorn Fire. This fire was the 8th largest fire in Arizona's history reaching 119,541 acres.

The Bighorn Fire started from a lightning strike in the Catalina Mountains northwest of Tucson and took 45 days to be contained.

At the peak of the fire, there were over 1100 personnel assigned. Luckily no structures were destroyed.

Reports from the National Interagency Coordination Center show it cost $44.5 million to fight the fire.

Here's an interactive timeline that documents some notable moments:

Related: Timeline: A look back at the Bighorn Fire one year later

Corey Salmon is a real-time editor and associate producer for KGUN 9. He was born in New York but has lived in Tucson for over 10 years. Share your story ideas and important issues with Corey by emailing or by connecting on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.