Smoke from the Bighorn Fire shrouds granite formations of Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. A young boy also was found shot to death inside the house. Fire data is updated regularly. A McDonnell Douglas MD-80 firefighting air tanker emerges from heavy smoke from the Bighorn Fire burning near Catalina State Park in Oro Valley on June 12, 2020. Fire near Dove Mountain-area. Smoke billows from the Santa Catalinas as the Bighorn Fire continues to burn as seen from Honey Bee Canyon Park in Oro Valley, on June 17, 2020. and public information officer. The fire sparked up in a neighborhood just west of Interstate 19. A wildfire that forced evacuations of several neighborhoods near Tucson, Arizona, grew overnight to cover more than 19 square miles. Police found Phillip Emmanuel Foye dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to information made available by fire officials on Inciweb, the Magnum Fire has burned 24,000 acres of land as of Monday morning and it only 2 percent contained. James Tallmadge taught and volunteered at Sam Hughes Elementary for 52 years, but his reach in the community spread far beyond the school. Crews working the Bighorn Fire near Summerhaven, Ariz., in the Santa Catalina Mountains on June 23, 2020. One of them forced open a beer cooler and the second man pointed a gun at an employee. A Chinook helicopter drops water on the Bighorn Fire burning in Pusch Ridge, on June 12, 2020. In the last of the day's light a helicopter makes a last minute water drop on a line of flames from the Bighorn Fire moving down the southern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 10, 2020. “Today’s another critical fire weather day – very strong winds for us out of the southwest. Lemmons asked residents if they planned to evacuate or stay in their home. Smoke from the Bighorn Fire colors the skies over the eastern slopes of the Santa Catalina and Rincon mountains, Cascabel, Ariz., June 30, 2020. Smoke from the Bighorn Fire burning in canyons in the Santa Catalina Mountains to the west, looms over homes in Summerhaven, Ariz. on June 14, 2020. A heavy-lift helicopter drops water on the line of the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. May 21, 2020 5:56 pm News 4 Tucson Local News, Top Stories TUCSON - Pima County Sheriff's Department deputies reported a fire was burning on … Hundreds of firefighters are battling the so-called Bush fire near Phoenix and the Bighorn fire outside of Tucson, Arizona. You have permission to edit this article. A Sikorsky heavy-lift helicopter finishes a drop at dusk on the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. The Bighorn Fire burning in Ventana Canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains behind downtown Tucson on June 18, 2020. https://bit.ly/2ysVh5k?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook_News_4_Tucson_-_KVOAVIDEO COURTESY: Stacey Cochran of the Mt. Record COVID-19 cases hit Tucson area again. Sierra National Forest hotshot crew members talk about wind patterns while preparing for a possible change in direction from the Bighorn Fire on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Ariz. on June 14, 2020. No evacs at this time. The Bighorn Fire expanded overnight from about 5 square miles to 7 square miles and was 10% contained as of Thursday afternoon, according to an update … Click the info icon to see when. The 3,300-acre Bighorn Fire formed in the Catalina Mountains on June 5 as a result of lightning storms and has since burned across the Pusch Ridge Wilderness and Pima Canyon area. A large air tanker drops fire retardant on the top of Pusch Ridge during the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. The Bighorn Fire lights up the ridge overlooking Saddlebrooke in the northwestern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 17, 2020. Kelly Townsend, a Republican state senator from Mesa, says there's no authority requiring her to mask up in the state senate building. "There's still a lot of work to be done," Reed said about firefighting efforts near Sabino, "but there's been good progress.". Heavy fuels burning above Finger Rock Canyon produce think black smoke during the Bighorn Fire within the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 10, 2020. Meanwhile, … Ground crews and helicopters are fighting the blaze, which is not spreading rapidly. A family of four horned owls perch on a utility pole near Tanque Verde and Houghton with the glow from the Bighorn Fire burning in the Santa Catalina Mountains behind them to north, Tucson, Ariz., June 14, 2020. The fire … People watch the Bighorn Fire from La Encantada at Campbell and Skyline on June 11, 2020. West winds push the smoke of the Bighorn Fire as it burns on the southeastern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 26, 2020. Traffic on Sabino Canyon Road drives under the glow of he Bighorn Fire as it claims Ventana Canyon on the south slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Tucson, Ariz., June 19, 2020. Posted Jun 10, 2020, 11:06 pm. Radio Ridge, near the top of the Santa Catalinas, is silhouetted by flames from the Bighorn Fire on the southern seen from near, Oracle, Ariz., June 18, 2020. The wildfires in Arizona will continue over the weekend where the Bighorn Fire near Tucson is now only 21% contained after it was 40% contained on Friday. The lights on the antennas of Mount Bigelow are just visible at right through the smoke. The Bighorn Fire is burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. A line of fire retardant draped along the Santa Catalina Mountains from Sunrise Drive above Cimarron Foothills Estates neighborhood as the Bighorn Fire burns for its seventh day in the western Santa Catalina mountain range, on June 12, 2020. The Bighorn Fire breaks onto the southern slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains and burns aboveÂ a pair of homes in the foothills just west of the Finger Rock Trailhead, Tucson, Ariz., June 10, 2020. The Bighorn Fire burning about La Reserve along Pusch Ridge in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 6, 2020. Qin Chen talks with Tom Lemmons, of the Pima County Sheriff's Office Auxiliary, about "Go" orders given to evacuate her home in the Cobblestone Estates neighborhood due to the Bighorn Fire in the Santa Catalina Mountains on June 11, 2020. Photo by Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star. The Bighorn Fire's northwestern front looms over homes as it burns into the central Santa Catalina Mountains, Oro Valley, Ariz., June 13, 2020. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Firefighters battling a large wildfire in the foothills and mountains north of Tucson were more confident they could protect … At the Bighorn Fire burning along Pusch Ridge of the Santa Catalina Mountains in Coronado National Forest north of Tucson on June 7, 2020. The fire has now burned 3,277 acres since it started on Friday, June 5, from a lightning strike in the Pusch Ridge area of the Catalina Mountains.