AZ WILDFIRE | BUSH FIRE | UPDATE 3

UPDATE 3 | JUNE 25, 2020

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INCIDENT SUMMARY.  The BUSH FIRE  is located in the Tonto National Forest and is currently burning 38 miles northeast of Mesa and east  of Phoenix, Arizona.  Point-of-Origin was determined to be 22 miles northeast of Mesa.

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The fire started on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

CAUSE.  Human. Under investigation by fire and law enforcement agencies.

RESOURCES. 4-Helicopter-Type 1; 2-Helicopter-Type 2; 2-Helicopter-Type 3; 1-Crew-Camp; 1-Crew-Type 1; 1-Crew-Type 2; 2-Crew-Type 2IA; 1-Dozer; 1-Engine-Type 1.

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INCIDENT COOPERATORS. USFS (Lead Agency) with Tonto National Forest, SW Area IMT Team 1, AZ State Forestry, CEDR Digital Corps,  AZ DOT,  Sedona Fire District,  AZ DOT,  Daisy Mountain Fire & Medical, Accuweather, Red Cross, Smith River IHC, Boone County FD and the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office.

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CURRENT STATUS.  The fire has destroyed 186,967 acres of short grass. Crews have reached a successful 86 successful status.  Fire behavior is moderate with uphill runs. Anticipated containment is June 30, 2020.  This is the 5th largest wildfire in the State.

DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS. 1 structure damaged.

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