(Posted June 17, 2012 at 8:20 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 340 acres.
Start Date: June 16, 2012
Cause: the fire is believed to be lightning caused
Firefighters: two hand crews, with five more working the fire June 18
Fixed-wing aircraft: one air attack platform, one lead plane, four air tankers (two heavy air tankers, two single engine air tankers [SEATs])
Helicopters: one medium helicopter
Summary: Fire is burning in remote, rugged area of the Rincon Wilderness. Management objective is full suppression with aggressive initial attack to minimize acreage consumed. Tactic is to anchor and flank to stop progress on all sides. No structures are threatened.
There is very limited vehicular access. Two crews will remain on the fire overnight. Five additional crews will be added June 18. For further information, please visit InciWeb.
(Source: Coronado National Forest)