Bighorn Fire Size Surpasses Aspen Fire

The Bighorn Fire in the Coronado National Forest has grown to 88,046 acres as of this morning, June 26, and is 33% contained. The acreage burned now surpasses that of the 84,000-acre Aspen Fire that burned on Mt. Lemmon in 2003 that destroyed more than 300 homes and businesses in the town of Summerhaven.

Nearly 1,200 people are assigned to fight the Bighorn Fire, and evacuation notices have not changed.