(Posted June 20, 2012, at 9:15 p.m.) The Fox Fire is burning in a remote area of the Rincon Wilderness in extremely steep and rocky terrain. Fuels include dry grass and brush. Management objective is full suppression.
Today the fire moved to the south and west. Tonight crews will conduct burnout operations to deplete fuels and restrict fire movement. Smoke and flames will be visible.
Nearby residents should not be alarmed as this is part of the planned operations to stop the movement of the fire. Structure protection is available for ranch buildings in the area.
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Fox Fire summary:
· Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest
· Rincon Mountain Wilderness
· Approximately 5 miles southwest of Cascabel, Ariz.
Start Date: June 16, 2012
Size: approximately 4600 acres
Cause: lightning caused
Percent Contained: 60%
Estimated date of Containment: June 21, 2012
§ Firefighters: eight crews
§ Engines: three
§ Water tenders: four
§ Fixed-wing aircraft: will be listed in the morning update
§ Helicopters: three
§ Miscellaneous overhead: 13
§ Total personnel: 209
(source: Coronado National Forest)