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Polles Fire

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Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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ADVISORY POLLES FIRE HELICOPTER INCIDENT - July 7, 2020

Polles Fire Wildfire
News – 7/7/2020

 ADVISORY
 
 POLLES FIRE HELICOPTER INCIDENT - July 7, 2020
 
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 
Earlier today, a helicopter working on the Polles Fire on the Tonto National Forest crashed. We can currently confirm one fatality, which was the pilot. This individual was the only person on the aircraft.

 
The tragic incident is currently under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available. A press conference is being held at 7:30 pm. It will be live streamed to the Tonto NF Facebook page.

 
 Polles Fire Public Information 
 
 Public Line: (928) 351-7723
 
 Media Line: (928) 351-7596
 
 Email: 2020.polles@firenet.gov
 
 Inciweb: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6825/
 
 Tonto NF Facebook: FB.me/TontoNationalForest/
 
 Tonto NF Twitter: twitter.com/TontoForest
 
 Tonto NF Website: www.fs.usda.gov/tonto