June 13, 2019

Hundreds of firefighters assigned to Arizona wildfire

Managers reported zero containment and hoped to keep it away from Gold Canyon and Superior.

Woodbury fire hero The Woodbury Fire, June 10, 2019.
Via Inciweb

SUPERIOR — Hundreds of firefighters are assigned to an Arizona wildfire that incident managers anticipate will be fanned by strong winds and high temperatures.

The human-caused fire has burned nearly 16 square miles of grass and brush in rugged terrain of the Tonto National Forest in east-central Arizona and is about 11 miles northeast of Gold Canyon in the southeastern outskirts of metro Phoenix.

A top-tier management team assumed command Wednesday, with approximately 450 firefighters and other personnel assigned to the fire as of Thursday.

Zero containment was reported and fire managers said in a statement their goal was to "box in the fire" and push it away from communities such as Gold Canyon and Superior.

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