The entrance to Catalina State Park has become a popular location for news crews to gather and give updates. I walked around their van and talked to the deputy standing to the side. Nice woman who chatted with me but nothing of magnitude to report.
The fire has burned up the southwest facing slopes of Samaniego Ridge.
At the Biosphere, a deputy redirects a hotshot crew who are unsure where to go. The area has many crews from all over the southwest, west and even Midwest.
The mountains smolder as now 37,000 acres have been consumed. Efforts have been successful at keeping the fire from communities with the town of Oracle next on the list, likely followed by Sam Manual. So many acres yet likely to be consumed.