Turkey Fire near Turkey Creek burns more than 50 acres | Local News Stories


The Turkey fire, located about 35 miles north of Douglas near the Chiricahua Mountains, was started by lightning on the afternoon of Saturday, June 24, according to InciWeb.nwcg.gov, the incident information website mapping fires across the country.

The Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management with the assistance of federal agencies, as well as local cooperators, continues to suppress the fire, which burned 57 acres by Sunday afternoon.

Resources continue to secure fire perimeter and begin mop-up operations. No structures are threatened. Forward progression of the fire has been stopped and full containment was expected Monday by about 6 p.m.

About 100 personnel, including departments from Sunsites-Pearce, Elfrida, Patagonia, Glendale and Sun City, as well as cooperators from National Park Service, NPS Chiricahua, U.S. Forest Service, and Coronado National Forest, were fighting the fire.

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