Brown fire mainly on Ft. Huachuca, difficult terrain an issue - Tucson News Now

Brown Fire mainly on Ft. Huachuca, difficult terrain an issue

SIERRA VISTA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

It is Day 5 for the Brown wildfire burning outside of Sierra Vista. 

The fire is still at zero percent containment, according to U.S. Forest Service officials. Officials have re-listed the burned area to 240 acres, not the 366 reported on Wednesday, due to a new mapping program.

According to U.S. Forest service officials only eight acres of the fire have burned Forest Service lands, the remaining acreage is on military property. 

A Ft. Huachuca spokesperson said the military routinely conducts controlled burns to prevent fires like this one, but weather conditions prevented them from doing one this year. 

The military is working closely with fire crews and providing support for the more than 400 personnel fighting the fire.  Hot shot crews are working at an elevation of 8,000 feet in the Huachuca Mountains.  Clay Templin, incident commander has said the fire is in a bowl in the mountains and the biggest concern for the firefighters is the terrain. 

"The footing for the guys is a concern for us," Templin said. "We are a month from the normal time of fires like this, in some ways it doesn't burn clean."

Fire officials have confirmed the fire was human caused.

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now All rights reserved.

  • Arizona WildfiresWildfiresMore>>

  • Fall fire dangers

    Fall fire dangers

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-10-14 01:53:33 GMT

    For Rural/Metro firefighter Cliff Maloy, the fires raging in California are not a new sight for him. Maloy is a task force leader with the wildland division, who has witnessed first hand how fast these types of fires can move.  

    For Rural/Metro firefighter Cliff Maloy, the fires raging in California are not a new sight for him. Maloy is a task force leader with the wildland division, who has witnessed first hand how fast these types of fires can move.  

  • Northwest Fire District to help fight California wildfires

    Northwest Fire District to help fight California wildfires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:35 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:35:54 GMT
    (Source: Northwest Fire District/Twitter)(Source: Northwest Fire District/Twitter)

    Captain Brian Keeley of Northwest Fire District said Thursday Oct. 12 that NFD just got the call to help out in California. Details on when they are leaving, exactly where they are going, and how many firefighters will go will be released soon. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

    Captain Brian Keeley of Northwest Fire District said Thursday Oct. 12 that NFD just got the call to help out in California. Details on when they are leaving, exactly where they are going, and how many firefighters will go will be released soon. MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices. Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • 150 AZ firefighters helping battle California wildfires

    150 AZ firefighters helping battle California wildfires

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-10-12 01:39:02 GMT
    Wednesday, October 11 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-12 02:00:42 GMT
    Dozens of firefighters are heading to California to help battle the wildfires  there. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)Dozens of firefighters are heading to California to help battle the wildfires there. (Source: Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)

    Wildfires have devastated northern California and Arizona firefighters are heading over there to help.

    Wildfires have devastated northern California and Arizona firefighters are heading over there to help.

Powered by Frankly