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TUESDAY: Tenderfoot Fire holding at just over 4,000 acres, 61 percent contained

Two light and three heavy helicopters and two air attack fixed wing airplanes work at containing the Tenderfoot Fire in Yarnell Friday, June 10.
Photo by Sue Tone.

Two light and three heavy helicopters and two air attack fixed wing airplanes work at containing the Tenderfoot Fire in Yarnell Friday, June 10.

YARNELL -- The Tenderfoot Fire is at 4,087 acres and is 61 percent contained as of 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 14.

The fire is being human-caused, but officials haven't elaborated on what or who may have caused it.

There was very little fire activity in the last 24 hours. Fire containment increased to 61 percent. Today’s weather includes a steady warmer and drying trend with breezy southwest winds. The warming and drying will continue through the weekend.

Today, firefighters will monitor the entire perimeter of the fire. They will continue to build fireline, reinforce existing lines focusing on hot spots, and provide structure protection. Due to the decreased growth and complexity of the fire a limited amount of crews will be released during the day.

Traffic controls are still in effect for a travel speed of 25 mph through the town of Yarnell due to fire traffic. Motorists are being asked to slow down in Peeples Valley because of increased vehicle traffic coming from Hays Ranch Road.

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