Sunflower Fire News Release, May 28, 2012 - 1:00 PM
Incident: Sunflower Fire Wildfire
Sunflower Fire News Release
May 28, 2012 1:00 p.m.
Fire Information: (575) 302-2107
Acres: 17,618 Start date: May 12, 2012
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 21 miles south of Payson
Containment: 43 percent Fuels: Grass, chaparral, pinyon pine
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 2 crews, 1 engine,
Total personnel: 53 Available air support: 1 helicopter
Summary: Although some burned areas of the Sunflower Fire have cooled down, the fire closure remains in effect until further notice by the Tonto National Forest. The fire area is still active with pockets of vegetation burning intermittently in the remote ruggedness of the Mazatzal Wilderness.
Members of a Burned Area Emergency Response Team (BAER) are evaluating fire impact on natural resources within the forest.
Fire personnel are also on alert for initial attack in the event any new starts occur.
Fire restrictions are in effect in the Tonto National Forest. Forest information may be viewed online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto.