Thursday, June 21, 2012

Poco Fire Update

Fire activity decreased yesterday on the Poco fire. The fire has now burned 11,011 acres and is still 15% contained. Crews continue to hold and improve existing fire lines on the north, east and south sides of the fire.

Today (Thursday)  firefighters will  extend and reinforce fire lines by continuing burn-out operations.

During burn-out operations yesterday (Wednesday), a firefighter was burned on his neck and is being treated for his injuries.

The two 500 kV power lines owned by APS and Salt River Project have been re-energized.

Smoke is widespread along the Mogollon Rim and will be visible to residents.

More than 700 firefighters have been assigned to the incident.

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