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Camp Fire at Bronco Trailhead

July 16, 2015; 5:55 p.m.

 


Location: Cave Creek Ranger District of the Tonto National Forest

Maricopa County, Arizona

North and east of Bronco Trailhead, east of Forest Service Road 24; three miles southwest of Humboldt Mountain Lookout

Start Date: July 16, 2015, reported at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Size: Approximately 400 Acres

Percent contained: 0%

Cause: Under investigation

Vegetation: Grass, brush, pinyon pine, and juniper

Growth Potential: moderate

Summary: Fire was reported at approximately 12:45 pm by a member of the public and the cause is under investigation. Firefighters have responded and are fighting the fire in grass, brush, pinyon, and juniper within the footprint of the 2005 Cave Creek Complex Fire. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers and Maricopa County Sheriff Officers are on scene.

It has burned east and north of Bronco Trailhead. Currently traffic is not being permitted northbound on Forest Service Road 24 past Sears-Key recreation site.

The fire passed below two APS powerlines. No damage to the lines has been reported and both are supplying power as normal. No structures or homes are threatened by the Camp Fire.

Resources Assigned:

· Three Type 3 engines

· One Type 3 helicopter

· One air attack ship

· One lead plane and two air tankers

MODIS Fire Detection data is also available in Google Earth: http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/googleearth.php. You need to have Google Earth open on your computer before opening layers. To install Google Earth visit http://google.com/earth.

To View Wildfire Data in Google Earth on an iPhone or iPad: Use the Safari Browser to go to http://activefiremaps.fs.fed.us/googleearth.php, then click on the KML file you want to view, and select Open in Google Earth.

Fire Information: For further information on this incident please visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/tonto.

 

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