The Coco Fire is expected to burn naturally over the next several days, consuming hazardous fuels, smoldering and producing light visible smoke within the immediate fire area. The fire is now estimated at 2000 acres.
Today, the fire organization is transitioning from a Type 3 to a Type 4, reducing in size yet efficient for fire-fighting conditions. Crews will continue to hold and monitor the fire and mitigate any hazardous trees weakened by the fire. No additional news releases will be issued unless there is significant change in fire activity.
Coco Fire Overview:
Start Date: July 22, 2016
Location: 6 miles southeast of Tusayan, near the junction of forest roads 302 and 2719
Current Size: 2000 acres
Incident Commander: Leigh Stewart, Type 4 IC; Jason Heffner, Type 4 IC-T
Resources: One Type 3 engine; Two Type 6 engines; One 10-person hand crew; One Medic
Arizona Trail: Open to the public
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