SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS, ARIZONA
Update 1 | Monday, June 10, 2019 | 2045 hours MST
Incident Summary | A wildfire is burning about 10 miles northwest of Superior, Arizona in the Superstition Wilderness that started on Saturday, June 8th around 1330 hours MST. It is located on the Tonto National Forest.
It has been determined that the cause to be of human intervention. The ignition source is unknown.
Current Status | The fire has burned approximately 3,000 acres and is quickly increasing. There is a 0% containment status at the time of this posting.
Fire behavior is moderate with uphill and wind-driven runs and backing.
Command | Command has set-up an Incident Command Post or ICP at the Queen Valley Fire Station.
Resources | The Payson Hotshots are en route to the fireground. There are approximately 75 fire personnel, including 3 crews and five engines. Additional personnel have arrived.
Endangered | There are no structures or communities in danger.
Damage Assessment | The fire suppression and containment costs-to-date have reached $150,000.00.
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