The Sixshooter fire was reported Sunday, June 17, 2012 at 1:26 p.m.
It's located in the upper reaches of Sixshooter canyon in the Pinal mountains, 7 miles southwest of Globe, Ariz.
The fire's size is estimated at 2 acres.
Sunday, firefighters on the ground were assisted by a helicopter and a DC-10, Very Large Airtanker (VLAT), which made several retardant drops on the fire.
"The airtanker was able to paint a line around the fire, quickly stopping it's spread on the steep, remote mountainside", said Globe Ranger District spokesperson Brad Johnson.
Crews will continue to mop-up today, patrol and monitor over next 48 hours.
|Date of Origin||Sunday June 17th, 2012 approx. 01:26 PM|
|Location||Pinal Mountains 7 Miles SW of Globe, AZ|
Ponderosa Pine, litter understory
DC-10 VLAT airtanker made several drops on the fire Sunday afternoon.
Crews will continue to mop-up the fire's interior today. Patrol and monitor over next 48 hours.
Steep, rugged and remote
|Wind Conditions||11 mph W|