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Fire Crews Plan Aggressive Attack on 257 Fire Tonight 


(Posted June 10, 2012 at 8:27 p.m.)  The 257 Fire is burning south of Superior and east of Hwy 177.  The fire is approximately 550 acres and zero percent contained.


Ground and air resources engaged.  The fire ran, torched, and spotted today.  Tonight, the plan is to construct direct line head of fire, hold and improve containment lines. Burnout operations should increase the fire to around 1,200 acres.


Fire Facts

Incident Commander:   Everett Phillips

Date reported: June 10, 1320 hrs.

Cause: Under investigation

Number of personnel: 106

Resources committed:

2 type 1 crews

1 type 2 initial attack crew

6 engines

3 water tenders


1 helicopter

Terrain: Steep, rugged

Fuel: Brush and grass

Safety concerns:  Hwy. 177 - smoke to the roadway.  Not closed, however.

Cooperators:  Canyon and Superior fire departments; Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, SRP, DPS, ADOT.


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)


257 Fire, Tonto National Forest
Created at 6/10/2012 8:26 PM  by 9 
Last modified at 6/10/2012 8:26 PM  by 9