TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, ARIZONA
A wildfire started by lightning on May 8, 2017, has not seen any type of fire since 1952! So, as you can imagine there is a lot of heavy fire fuel to burn. Generally speaking, this area sees fire every 2-17 years, says the Forest Service.
The fire is located approximately 6 miles South of Globe Arizona and burning on the Tonto National Forest. It has destroyed 4,375 acres and is at a 21% containment level.
Firefighters are having to conduct suppression and containment techniques in rugged and steep terrain.
Current Fire Conditions
The current fire behavior is being considered as moderate, flanking, backing with short-range spotting and single tree torching.
There are currently 383 personnel assigned to this incident, some from the Gila County Emergency Management, Red Cross and the U.S. Forest Service.
A Community will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 1700 hours (5pm) at the High Desert Middle School located at 400 High Desert Drive in Globe, Arizona 85501.
The hashtags that are being used by those using Social Media are #PinalFire #NMwildfires2017 #NM.
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