Poco Fire slows, resources being reassigned

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck
By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

YOUNG, Ariz. -- The Poco Fire in the Tonto National Forest has started to slow down.

The blaze didn’t grow at all on Friday night, and remains at 11,950 acres with containment at 35 percent.

With containment lines holding and the workload decreasing, resources are being made available for reassignment to other fires.

There are currently 768 firefighters working on the Poco Fire. They will continue patrolling, mopping up, and rehabilitating fire lines that were impacted by suppression activities.

“As we continue to meet our objectives, firefighters will need to remain focused on the mission,” said Incident Commander Matt Reidy.

The Poco Fire began burning on June 14 about six miles northeast of the town of Young.

For more information about the Poco Fire visit www.inciweb.org/incident/2911.