Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunflower Fire management transferred to AZ Type 3 Team

Sunflower Fire update May 22, 6 p.m.

Acres:  16,115                                     Start date:  May 12, 2012
Cause:  Under Investigation                   Location:  21 miles south of Payson
Containment: 43 percent                       Fuels:  Grass, chaparral, pinion pine
Terrain:  Steep, rugged              Resources:  3 crews, 9 engines, 1 dozer, 2 water tenders
Total personnel: 259                             Available air support:  6 helicopters, 6 air tankers

At 6:00 p.m. today management of the Sunflower Fire will transfer from the Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team to an Arizona Type 3 Incident Management Team, Russ Copp, Incident Commander. 

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