(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.
Incident Commander: Everett Phillips
Date reported: June 10, 1320 hrs.
Cause: Under investigation
Number of personnel: 106
2 type 1 crews
1 type 2 initial attack crew
3 water tenders
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 www.fs.usda.gov/Tonto
(Source: Tonto National Forest)