Sunflower Fire at 16,032 acres, 33 percent contained
Acres: 16,032 Start date: May 12, 2012
Cause: Under Investigation Location: 21 miles south of Payson
Containment: 33 percent Fuels: Grass, chaparral, pinion pine
Terrain: Steep, rugged Resources: 5 crews, 12 engines, 1 dozer, 6 water tenders
Total personnel: 367 Available air support: 6 helicopters, 6 air tankers
Crews working along the south and west end of the fire monitored fire behavior secured existing containment lines and mopped up hot spots. Minimal fire activity was observed in both northern and southern sections along the fire perimeter. Smoke continues to linger in canyons to the north, predominately in Deer Creek Canyon. One firefighter was treated for multiple bee stings. Reduced fire acres are the result of additional information provided from the fire line today.