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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sycamore Fire now 80 percent contained

Southbound Beeline traffic still impeded

Fire Name: Sycamore

Time/Date Started: 2:20 p.m., June 24, 2010

Location: On State Road 87 Between mile markers 208 and 210 in the Mesquite Wash area north of Fountain Hills

Acres: 187 acres.

Cause: Human caused, under investigation.

Terrain: Low desert, hilly.

Contained: 80%

Resources currently committed:
3 hotshot crews
4 engines
1 water tenders

Estimated Cost to Date: Unknown

Structures threatened: None

Observation: The fire is 80-percent contained. Both northbound lanes are open on Arizona State Road 87. One southbound lane is open but at a reduced speed. Motorists are cautioned to watch their speed and be alert for firefighters and equipment still working in the area.

A Type 3 Team is on scene. The incident commander is Rod Weeks. At the highpoint of battling the blaze there were 129 personnel at work. Currently 90 personnel continue work on the fire.

Firefighters are making great progress, continuing containment efforts, patrolling the perimeter and extinguishing any hot spots along the fire’s edge.

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