Pinnacle Fire grows to over 34,000 acres; Black Rock area evacuation notice rescinded

Pinnacle Fire (file)

The Pinnacle Fire in the Santa Teresa Mountains in Graham County has burned 34,417 acres and is 60% contained.

Timeline of the Pinnacle Fire

June 26

"Yesterday firefighters performed suppression repair and monitored fire lines for remaining heat near the perimeter. Minimal fire activity was observed. Firefighters will continue suppression repair and monitoring until sufficient rain occurs over the entire fire footprint," stated the Southwest Incident Management Team.

246 personnel are assigned to fight the fire that is currently 60% contained. 34,417 acres have burned.

There are no remaining evacuations in effect.

"The existing FAA designated Temporary Flight Restriction for the fire area remains in place. The Coronado National Forest, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Arizona State Lands have general closure orders for their lands in effect. However, the Bureau of Land Management has rescinded its Pinnacle Fire area closure order and is making permits available for Aravaipa Canyon, effective June 28th," stated officials.

June 25

June 24

The fire has burned 34,395 acres and 42% of the fire is contained, according to InciWeb.

Crews say winds, heat, and rough terrain are making firefighting efforts a challenge.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Graham County Sheriff's Office has rescinded the Pinnacle Fire evacuation order for the Black Rock area effective June 24th at 6 p.m.  Back on June 19, people living in the Aravaipa and Klondyke communities, along with residences in the Black Rock Road area, have been told to leave the area as the fire continues to burn in the Santa Teresa Mountains.

June 23

The Pinnacle Fire slightly grew to 34,395 acres. It remains 42% contained.

Over 400 personnel are assigned to the fire.

"With overcast and slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters patrolled and mopped up fire lines around the perimeter of the fire," officials said. "The other segments of the fire remained quiet through last night with firefighters continuing to patrol and mop up hot spots."

June 22

The Pinnacle Fire has grown to 34,192 acres and is now 42% contained. Over 400 personnel are assigned to fight the fire.

June 20

The fire has burned 31,715 acres and is now 25% contained.

Fire activity increased west of Black Rock Ranch and along the western boundary of the Santa Teresa Wilderness.

The eastern and southern areas of the fire stayed inactive.

June 19

The fire has burned 27,807 acres and is at 15% containment.

"Friday was another day of high heat and low humidity with the fire finding new sources of fuel," officials said in a statement. "The result was another day of active fire behavior and generation of a significant smoke column."

The fire is moving west, while its eastern perimeter stayed relatively calm.

428 personnel are working to combat the flames.

All Black Rock Road area homes and residences in the Klondyke-Aravaipa communities are being told to evacuate.

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