TUCSON (KVOA) – The north and east side of the Redington area of Tucson is now on GO! evacuation stage. You are asked to leave immediately.
The remote area east of the city of Redington was placed under the GO evacuation order on Friday. The evacuation zone is now on the northern and eastern slopes of the Catalina Mountains, south of the Pima County Line.
The southern limit does not follow any specific path. Redington Rd will be closed at the end of the pavement.
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department believes that there can only be one ranch in the new GO zone, but the area is a popular recreation spot for camping and four-wheeling.
Authorities say the winds will push the smoke northeast for the next few days. This will give the Tucson area a break from the haze. However, it will now affect communities northeast of Tucson.
The Northern Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team is also on the lookout for thunderstorms expected Saturday in Cochise County.
A lot of smoke was reported near Saddlebrook on Thursday. The crews chose not to use air support as the fire burned at low intensity through the grass fuel.
The crew continues to monitor the north side of the fire. They added more buffer zones to protest against these communities.
GO – Evacuate:
- Mount Bigelow and Lower Soldier HOA
- Summerhaven Community
- Willow Canyon
- Eastern slope of the Catalina Mountains south of the Pima County Line and west of the Redington Community. The southern limit does not follow any specific path.
SET – Be alert:
- Oracle community
- Portions of East Golder Ranch
- Peppersauce Canyon to Highjinks Road and Campo Bonito
READY – Prepare now
- Oro Valley area from Catalina State Park south to Magee Road
- Tucson hillside area from First Avenue East to Alvernon Way
- Catalina Foothills between Alvernon Way and Sabino Canyon Road, north of Skyline Drive
The closings of the Coronado National Forest include: Sabino and Bear Canyons and Catalina State Park.
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Fire information hotline: (520) 276-8981 and (520) 329-7439, from 8 am to 8 pm
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See the closing order and map at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/closures/6741/.
If you are in Pinal County, visit pinalcountyaz.gov/emergencymanagement