Posted: Jun 22, 2012 10:22 AM
YOUNG - Crews have increased containment of a wildfire burning near Young after doing burnout operations on Thursday.
The 'Poco' fire is now 25% contained after burning 11,950 acres. Today, the weather is a concern to fire managers as winds are expected to gust up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Firefighters will continue to patrol for spot fires, reinforce fire lines, and mop up.
The twin 500 kV power lines owned by Arizona Public Service and Salt River Project are no longer threatened.
Incident Commander Matt Reidy says, "Crews have done a really timely job constructing fireline and burning out which has helped us prepare for the predicted weather over the next few days."
There are 741 personnel assigned to the incident including 11 hotshot crews, seven 20-person crews, 24 engines, seven dozers, 19 water tenders, and several helicopters.
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