Poco fire breaks out in Tonto National Forest

Poco fire breaks out in Tonto National Forest

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Poco fire breaks out in Tonto National Forest

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by 3TV

azfamily.com

Posted on June 14, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 20 at 12:07 PM

Poco fire
Date Reported:
Thursday, June 14
Location:
6 miles northeast of Young, Ariz.
Size :
1000 acres
Containment:
0%
Resources committed:
2 Hot Shot crews, Crew 49, 4 engines, 2 Hot Shot crews en route
Cause:
Under Investigation
Aircraft:
2 air tankers, DC-10 en route
Terrain:
Steep, rugged
Fuel:
Grass and timber
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YOUNG, Ariz. -- Firefighters began battling a wildfire Thursday in the Tonto National Forest.

The Poco fire started burning about six miles northeast of the town of Young. The blaze covers approximately 1,000 acres and is zero percent contained.

No homes are in danger, and no one has been ordered to evacuate.

Hot shot crews from Payson and Pleasant Valley are battling the fire, along with four engines and a crew from Payson. Additional air resources have also been ordered.

The cause of the Poco fire is currently under investigation.

For more information about the Poco fire call the Tonto National Forest at 602-225-5200 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/Tonto.
 

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