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Firefighters expect 100 percent containment of the Poco Fire this weekend.

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County helped fight Poco Fire

Water bladders for choppers helped keep the fire from spreading out of control

The resources Gila County made available to help fight the 12,000-acre Poco Fire near Young made a big difference, U.S. Forest Service Incident Commander Matt Reidy told the board of supervisors this week. “We have been so impressed with Gila County. It was prepared and invested and that was so critical in the suppression effort (against the Poco Fire),” Reidy said. “It saved so much time and resources and limited our exposure to risk. County personnel were always present and always helpful. I don’t know how we could have got by without the county,” he said.

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