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Yarnell's Tenderfoot Fire 80% contained

Containment of the Tenderfoot Fire was expanded to 61 percent Monday, June 13.
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Containment of the Tenderfoot Fire was expanded to 61 percent Monday, June 13.

YARNELL – The Tenderfoot Fire is at 4,087 acres and is 80 percent contained of late Tuesday, June 14, Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Delores Garcia said.

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

There was very little fire activity in the past 24 hours. Tuesday’s weather included a steady warmer and drying trend with breezy southwest winds. The warming and drying will continue through the weekend.

Tuesday, firefighters monitored the entire perimeter of the fire. They continued to build fireline, reinforced existing lines focusing on hot spots, and provided structure protection. Due to the decreased growth and complexity of the fire, a limited amount of crews were released during the day.

There are 264 people still on the fire and the plan is to keep releasing them over time and to transition from a Type-2 organization to a Type-3 by Thursday.

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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