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Ground and Air Resources Deployed to the Comet Fire 


(Posted June 9, 2012 at 6:38 p.m.)  The Comet Fire is located in the foothills of the Superstitions.  The fire is approximately 150 acres and is zero percent contained.  Ground and air resources engaged; additional resources en route.


Fire Facts


Date reported: June 9, 1205 hrs.


33 17 52 x 111 15 59

Between Florence Junction and Superior, north of Hwy. 60

Cause: Under investigation

Resources committed:

1 type 1 crew en route

2 type 2 crews en route

6 engines engaged


1 helicopter engaged

1 lead plane

1 air attack plane

2 heavy air tankers en route

Fuel: Sonoran Desert, riparian

Cooperators:  Queen Valley, Apache Junction, and Superior fire departments; Pinal County Sheriff’s Office; SRP.


For more information regarding forest recreation sites and fire restrictions, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at       


(Source:  Tonto National Forest)


Comet Fire, Tonto National Forest
Created at 6/9/2012 6:38 PM  by 9 
Last modified at 6/9/2012 6:38 PM  by 9