June 15 News Release
Incident: 257 Fire Wildfire
257 Fire News Release
June 15, 2012 5:00 p.m.
Fire Information: (602) 525-1042
Acres: 2,860 Start date: June 10, 2012
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 3 miles south of Superior
Containment: 85 percent Fuels: Brush, Manzanita, Oak
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 3 crews, 4 engines, 3 water tenders
Total personnel: 306 Available air support: 2 helicopters, 3 air tankers
Little fire activity was observed Friday on the 257 Fire. Firefighters continued patrolling, mopping up and removing equipment and supplies from the line around the 257 Fire. Crews also began rehabilitation of any lands disturbed during fire suppression efforts. Demobilization was a major focus as many resources were sent to help firefighting efforts on the Poco Fire in the Pleasant Valley Ranger District on the Tonto National Forest.
Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team will return management of the 257 Fire to the Globe Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest. Firefighters will remain in the area monitoring the fire and continuing the rehabilitation activities. Smoke may be seen in the interior of the 257 Fire until the onset of the monsoon. This is not cause for concern.
This will be the final news release for the 257 Fire by the Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team.