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Globe Arizona East Fire

East Fire reported on the Tonto National Forest April 10, 2019

 


April 12, 2019 - Good afternoon, Here is the final update for the East Fire. Thanks for sharing this information with your audience. Have a great weekend, Carrie

Final Update: The East Fire, located south of Globe, is now 100% contained. Firefighters will mop-up hot spots, and smoke may continue to be visible for the next several days, unless the area getting a wetting rain. The final acreage of the East Fire was 5.9 acres.

Carrie Templin

Public Affairs Officer

Forest Service

Tonto National Forest

p: 602-225-5290

c: 602-677-1267

carrieetemplin@usda.gov

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First Report - Good Evening, Here is the basic information I have been able to gather regarding the East Fire, located near Globe, AZ, on the Tonto National Forest.

East Fire

Location:

Approximately 7 miles south of Globe, Arizona

Start Date: 4/10/19 Size: 5 acres Percent Contained: 0%

Cause: undetermined

Summary: The East Fire was reported this afternoon, and is visible from san carlos and Globe. Resources responding include: Globe Hotshots, 3 wildland fire engines, a helicopter and 2 airtankers. There is an airplane over the fire helping to guide retardant drops and lead firefighters in to the fire area.

The fire is burning near the East Trail in steep terrain containing timber and brush. There are no immediate threats to the public. Firefighters and air support are working to contain the fire. The public is being asked to avoid the Pioneer Pass Road to allow firefighters access into the area.

On Wednesday, April 11, 2019, 2 wildland engines, and 3 20 person crews will continue building line and taking suppression actions. Aircraft will be available to support firefighting efforts if needed.

Carrie Templin

Public Affairs Officer

Forest Service

Tonto National Forest

p: 602-225-5290

c: 602-677-1267

carrieetemplin@usda.gov

 

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