(Posted on June 9, 2012 at 8:35 p.m.) The Comet Fire is approximately 200 acres and is estimated 50 percent contained. Ground and air resources engaged; additional resources en route. Anticipating calmer winds tonight which will lead to safer conditions; crew are expected to work late into this evening.
Date reported: June 9, 1205 hrs.
Cause: Under investigation
Location: Between Florence Junction and Superior, north of Hwy. 60
1 type 1 crew
1 10-person crew (Prescott)
2 type 2 crews en route
1 lead plane
1 air attack plane
2 heavy air tankers
Terrain: Foothills of Superstitions
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)