(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.
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
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 www.fs.usda.gov/Tonto
(Source: Tonto National Forest)