Sunday, October 14, 2012

Big Canyon Fire Starts Near Payson

Incident Type: Wildfire - "Big Canyon" fire in the Tonto National Forest.
Cause: Under Investigation
Date of Origin: Sunday, October 14th, 2012 approx. 10:30 AM MST.
Location: 14 miles east of Payson, AZ in Big Canyon near the Highline Trail. 2 miles west of the Tonto Fish Hatchery.
Resources committed: Personnel from engine crews. Resources ordered: Type 3 incident management team, report 0700 hrs. tomorrow 3 Hot Shot crews, 1 Type 1 helicopter, 1 Type 3 helicopter, 2 air attack planes, 1 lead plane, and 2 heavy air tankers.
Size: 100+ acres
Fuels Involved: Chapparal, grass, Ponderosa Pine and understory.