Comet Fire News Release, June 9,2012 - 2000
Incident: Comet Fire Wildfire
Comet fire on Tonto National Forest
Queen Creek, Ariz., June 9 2000 hrs.
Incident Commander: Everett Phillips
Date reported: June 9, 1205 hrs.
Number of personnel:
33 17 52 x 111 15 59
Between Florence Junction and Superior, north of Hwy. 60
1 type 1 crew
1 10-person crew (Prescott)
2 type 2 crews en route
Cause: Under investigation
1 lead plane
1 air attack plane
2 heavy air tankers
Size: 200 acres
Percent contained: 50
Estimated containment date:
Terrain: Foothills of Superstitions
Estimated Cost to date:
Fuel: Sonoran Desert, riparian
Summary: Ground and air resources engaged; additional resources en route. Anticipating calmer winds tonight which will lead to safer conditions; crew are expected to work late into this evening.
Cooperators: Queen Valley, Apache Junction, and Superior fire departments; Pinal County Sheriff's Office; SRP.
For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/Tonto
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Tonto NF Comet Fire near Queen Creek, June 9, 2012
For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto
For general information on fire activity and restrictions in Arizona call toll free 877-864-6985, or visit the. Southwest Coordination Center (SWCC) website: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc or the Phoenix Interagency Fire Center (PIFC) at http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/azphc or the Arizona Public Lands website at http://www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php
National Incident Information System http://www.inciweb.org/
Southwest Coordination Center: http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc
Phoenix Interagency Fire Center (PIFC) http://gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/dc/azphc
National Interagency Fire Center: www.nifc.gov
National Fire Plan: www.forestsandrangelands.gov
www.azfireinfo.com (fire prevention and restrictions)
http://www.azein.gov/ (Arizona Emergency Information Network for ALL hazard emergency and
Fire Restriction Information: Toll free 1 (877) 864-6985
To report a wildfire, call 1-866-746-6516 or dial 911.