Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006
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
Tonto NF Facebook: FB.me/TontoNationalForest/
Tonto NF Twitter: twitter.com/TontoForest
Tonto NF Website: www.fs.usda.gov/tonto