Thursday, June 14, 2012

Poco Fire on Tonto National Forest closes 512 Road

Poco fire on Tonto National Forest
6 miles northeast of Young, Arizona

Fire Facts
Incident Commander

Date reported: June 14, 2:33 pm
Number of personnel:

34 10 55.2  x  110 53 13.2

6 miles northeast of Young, Ariz.
Resources committed:
2 Hot Shot crews (Payson and Pleasant Valley)
Crew 49 (Payson)
4 engines
2 Hot Shot crews en route
Cause: Under investigation
2 air tankers
DC-10 en route (VLAT = Very Large Air Tanker)
Size: 35+ acres

Percent contained: 0
Estimated containment date:
Terrain: Steep, rugged
Estimated Cost to date:
Fuel: Grass and timber

Summary:  More ground and air resources en route, including DC-10.   

Road closure:  512 Rd., mile marker 213 on south side and Colcord Junction on north side (Gila County Sheriff’s Office)

For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at 

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