In response to requests for status updates on recent Tonto National Forest fires, the following report was released by Forest Service officials:
"We have not yet generally received the hoped-for monsoonal precipitation to hurry along their final complete containment, but several are considered 'controlled,' and are being monitored.
"The Long fire was called out this morning (7/9/2012).
"The Poco fire was declared contained 7/5/2012.
The Sunflower fire was declared controlled 7/05/2012 and is in monitor status.
The 257 fire is controlled and in monitor status.
The Comet fire was declared controlled on 6/30/12. We are still actively patrolling and mopping up the Comet fire as it continues to have interior smokes.