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Tenderfoot Fire Update 6/11/16
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Tenderfoot Fire Update 6/11/16

Slow fire growth over past 24 hours

Saturday June 11, 2016 [Morning] from
Fire: Tenderfoot Fire Total Personnel: 353 Acres: 4040 Start Date: June 8, 2016 Cause: Human, Under Investigation Location: Near Yarnell, AZ Containment: 10% Fuels/Topography: Oak grassland, brush and rugged terrain
Yesterday: Cloud cover and slightly higher humidity slowed fire growth over the last 24 hours. Fire crews improved existing fire lines between Yarnell and the fire and put indirect fire line along the east side of Highway 89 north from Yarnell. There was significant helicopter and air tanker activity throughout the day. Aircrews dropped water and retardant to slow fire growth to the northeast.

APS restored power to the Town of Yarnell today. The majority of APS crews have left the town leaving a small crew in town to ensure power remains.

Today: Firefighters will continue to improve existing fire line and evaluate the safest location to confront the fire. Increased heat and lower humidity throughout the day will result in increased fire behavior today. Slight afternoon winds are expected out of the southwest.

“I am very happy with the progress crews are making in the field,” said Alan Sinclair, Incident Commander. “Weather conditions and good planning allowed firefighters to put together a good strategy to fight this fire while ensuring the safety of our crews.”

Closures: The residents in Yarnell east of Highway 89 are still under mandatory evacuation. Highway 89 is open and we are asking motorists traveling in the area south of Yarnell to north of Peoples valley to slow and be aware of fire crews on the roadways. Wagoner Road is closed east of Highway 89. Additionally, a precautionary alert is still in effect for homeowners on the west side of Highway 89 in Peeples Valley should circumstances require they be ready to evacuate.

Resources Assigned:
 9 Hotshot crews
 22 Engines
 2 light, 3 heavy helicopter
 2 air attack fixed wing aircraft platforms
 2 bulldozers
 Various overhead and support personnel

Fire Information:
Text Message: text “follow Tenderfootfire1” to 40404
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