(Posted July 11, 2012, at 10:05 a.m.) The Bartlett Fire was reported July 10 at 2:43 p.m. It is burning 6 miles northeast of Bartlett Lake in remote, inaccessible terrain.
Today a hotshot crew and engine will work their way into the fire from Hwy. 87 east of the fire.
A heavy helitanker has been ordered to assist personnel on the ground.
Yesterday afternoon a heavy helitanker was used to keep the fire’s spread in check. Extremely rough terrain prevented the helitack helicopter from landing crews near the fire.
Bartlett Fire summary:
Date reported: July 10, 2012, 2:45 p.m.
Number of personnel: 25
Location: 6 miles northeast of Bartlett Lake
· 1 Hotshot crew
· 1 engines
Cause: Under investigation
· 1 Air attack plane
· Type 1 helitanker (on order)
Size: 150 acres
Terrain: Extremely rough and inaccessible
Fuels: Brush and grass
For more information, please contact the Tonto National Forest at (602) 225-5200, or check online at www.fs.usda.gov/tonto
(source: Tonto National Forest)