(Posted June 17, 2012 at 12:50 p.m.) The Fox Fire is burning on the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest in the Rincon Mountain Wilderness, approximately 5 miles southwest of Cascabel, Ariz. It is between 60-100 acres.
Start Date: June 16, 2012
Cause: the fire is believed to be lightning caused
Firefighters: two hand crews (one hot shot crew, one type two hand crew)
Fixed-wing aircraft: one air attack platform, one lead plane, two air tankers (one heavy air tanker, one single engine air tanker [SEAT])
Helicopters: one medium helicopter
Summary: The fire is burning in a remote, rugged area of the Rincon Wilderness.
Management objective is full suppression with aggressive initial attack to minimize acreage consumed.
Personnel will work to keep the fire from moving east onto private/state land and keep it out of Espiritu Canyon to the west.
Tactic is to anchor and flank to stop progress on all sides. SEAT retardant drops are holding on the south side of fire.
It is currently a Type 4 incident. No structures are threatened. There is very limited vehicular access. An information station will be located at Geology Vista on the Mt. Lemmon Highway June 17 until mid-afternoon. For further information please visit www.inciweb.org.
(Source: Coronado National Forest)