Pioneer Fire Update

Tonto National Forest



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Summary: The Pioneer Fire started on Saturday, and is burning on East Mountain, approximately 7 miles south of Globe, Arizona.

Fire Name: Pioneer

Time/Date Started: May 30, 2009, 2:00pm

Location: The east side of East Mountain, west of Highway 77

Acres: 150

Cause: Lightning

Fuels: Mixture of fuel types: ponderosa pine, manzanita, and oak brush.

Contained: 5%

Estimated Containment: June 18, 2009

Resources committed: Type 3 organization (166 personnel)

Payson Hotshots

Pleasant Valley Hotshots

Geronimo Hotshots

Prescott Hotshots

5 engines

2 Bulldozers

Aerial resources as needed

Estimated Cost to Date: $218,000

Structures threatened: None

Concerns: Steep terrain, thick vegetation, and difficult access.

Restrictions: Due to the fire activity, the public is asked to avoid the fire area, the Pioneer Pass Recreation Site, and the East Mountain Trail. Periodic smoke can be expected.

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