Pima County has a new website for residents to monitor the more than 7,000-acre, lightning-caused Bighorn Fire that has been burning since June 5 on the west end of the Catalina Mountains. The fire has since moved east and south, closer to populated areas of the Catalina Foothills.
The Pima County Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the U.S. Forest Service and the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, is sending emergency messages to residents in the affected areas. These messages include evacuation notices for those residents closest to the fire.
The public can sign up to receive emergency alerts at any time.