Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

The newest Arizona wildfire, the Poco Fire, has already burned 1,000 acres about six miles northeast of Young, Arizona.

The fire is zero percent contained, but two hot shot crews, a full crew, four engines and two air tankers were already on-scene.

Five additional hot shot crews and the DC-10 VLAT were also en route to the fire.

No homes are an immediate danger, the Forest Service said.

The fire is burning in a steep and rugged area.

The fire was first reported Thursday around 2:30 p.m., meaning the fire is burning just shy of 150 acres per hour.

The cause is under investigation.

KTAR Newsroom,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.