Thursday, July 12, 2012

Orphan Fire burning in remote area southwest of Superior

Orphan Fire on Tonto National Forest
                              6.5 miles southwest of Superior, Ariz., Jul. 11, 2012, 0930 hrs.

Fire Facts
Incident Commander: Everett Phillips

Date reported: Jul. 10, 2012, 4:11 p.m.
Number of personnel: 30
6 miles southwest of Superior, AZ
33°12'45.00"N 111° 9'20.52"W
Resources committed:
1 Hotshot
3 Engines
1 Handcrew ordered
Cause: Under investigation
1 Air attack plane

Size: 125 acres

Terrain: Rough and inaccessible

Fuels: Brush and grass

                 The Orphan fire was reported Wednesday, July 10, 2012 at 4:11 p.m. It is burning 6.5 miles southwest of Superior, Ariz in a rough and remote section of the Tonto National Forest.

                 Last night rainfall reduced activity on the fire significantly. Crews noted 12 interior smokes and little other activity this morning. Today crews will extend and improve fireline around the fire.

                 For more information, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at     

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