As hotshot crews battle lightning-caused fires throughout the Tonto National Forest, the Roundup staff will endeavor to keep our readers updated.
Just as with the Willow Fire in June 2004, the Roundup will update payson.com with regular updates when significant news about the fires is available.
We will also continue to post a link to the Forest Service website that may contain additional information about possible evacuations and the latest maps.
If you have photographs of fire crews, aircraft, or other fire related activities, we would welcome submissions to be considered for publication. Send attached jpeg photo files to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Readers are also welcome to send personal insights, observations and thoughts on the fires to our e-mail address, or mail to:
P.O. Box 2520
Payson, AZ 85547
For more urgent or immediate news tips, call 928-474-5251, ext. 117. Or, if you are calling during business hours, press 0 for an operator.
For more information, call the Payson Ranger District at (928) 474-7900, the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at www.fs.fed.us/r3/ tonto.
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