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 www.fs.usda.gov/tonto

For general information on fire activity and restrictions in Arizona call toll free 877-864-6985, or visit the. Southwest Coordination Center website: gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/ or www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php

Useful Websites:

National Incident Information System www.inciweb.org

Southwest Coordination Center: gacc.nifc.gov/swcc/

National Interagency Fire Center: www.nifc.gov

National Fire Plan: www.forestsandrangelands.gov

FireWise: www.firewise.org

ARIZONA Websites:

www.azfireinfo.com (fire prevention and restrictions)

www.publiclands.org/firenews/AZ.php (fire restrictions and other public lands information) www.azsf.az.gov. (wildfire information and Firewise)

www.azein.gov (Arizona Emergency Information Network for ALL hazard emergency and disaster information)

Fire Restriction Information: Toll free 1 (877) 864-6985

To report a wildfire, call 1-866-746-6516 or dial 911.


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