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Tenderfoot Fire June 12, 2016    update as of 7 a.m.
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Tenderfoot Fire June 12, 2016 update as of 7 a.m.

Tenderfoot Fire June 12, 2016 7 a.m.

 Latitude: 34 12 .72 Longitude: 112 44 .73
 Near Yarnell, Arizona

Fire Start Date: June 8, 2016

Size: approximately 4,040 acres
Containment: 30%

Cause: human, under investigation
Personnel Assigned: approximately 420

Vegetation: oak grassland and brush
Growth Potential: low

Summary: The fire growth has been minimal due to yesterday’s favorable weather conditions and cooler nighttime temperatures. Aerial firefighting resources allowed ground fire crews to direct attack the fire on the north side. Crews continue to patrol fire lines on the perimeter of the fire near Yarnell and along the east side of the fire.
Aerial resources have used 280,000 gallons of water and 250,000 gallons of fire retardant to fight this fire.
Incident Commander Sinclair has stated, “We continue to actively fight this fire while providing safety measures for our firefighters and the public. I am appreciative of everyone’s cooperation of the modified speed limits through the areas that have increased traffic due to fire personnel in the area.”
Although State Highway 89 is open through Yarnell, traffic controls are in effect for a travel speed of 25 mph through the town due to fire traffic. Motorists are asked to slow down in Peeples Valley due to increased vehicle traffic coming from Hays Ranch Road.
There are no evacuations at this time.
At 6:00 a.m., the closure order was rescinded for Wagoner Road.
Today at 4:00 p.m., a Community Meeting is being hosted at the Community Presbyterian Church 16455 Table Top Way in Yarnell.
Resources Assigned:
 6 Hotshot crews, 2 Type 2 initial attack crews
 27 Engines
 2 light, 3 heavy helicopter
 2 air attack fixed wing aircraft platforms
 3 bulldozers
 various overhead and support personnel
MODIS Fire Detection Satellite Data: A map of current MODIS Fire Detections is available at
MODIS fire detection data representing heat sensed by satellite is updated several times throughout the day, providing near real-time information. Each 1 km MODIS fire detection is depicted as a point representing the centroid of the 1 km pixel where the fire is detected. They are categorized by time of detection; last 6, 12 and 24 hours, and all detections previous within the last 24 hour period. The MODIS data represents heat, but sometimes can be misleading as it may pick up heat from a smoke column, etc. outside the fire’s perimeter. However, it can help provide a sense of where the fire is most active throughout the day.
MODIS Fire Detection data is also available in Google Earth: You need to have Google Earth open on your computer before opening layers. To install Google Earth visit
To View Wildfire Data in Google Earth on an iPhone or iPad: Use the Safari Browser to go to, then click on the KML file you want to view, and select Open in Google Earth.

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