Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Big Canyon Fire contained

Big Canyon Fire on Tonto National Forest Contained
2 miles west of Tonto Fish Hatchery, 14 miles east of Payson, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2012, 0930 hrs.
Fire Facts
Incident Commander: Rich Harnden

Date reported: Oct. 14, 1030 hrs.
Number of personnel: 0
34,22.686 x 111,8.238
(Big Canyon area)
Resources committed:

Cause: Lightning

Size: 110 acres
Cost:  $730,000
Containment:  100%

Terrain: Rough and inaccessible terrain (except on foot and by air)

Fuels: Timber grass understory, dead and down, logging slash, chaparral

                 The Big Canyon fire was reported Sunday, October 14, at approximately 10:30 am.

                 The lightning-caused fire is burning 2 miles west of the Tonto Fish Hatchery in the Big Canyon area near the Highline Trail, approximately 14 miles east of Payson, Arizona, in a rough and remote section of the Tonto National Forest, accessible only by air and on foot.

                 The Big Canyon fire has been declared fully contained and remaining personnel have been released. 

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

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