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June 20, 2012 Superior Sun, Superior, Arizona Two fires Monday keep Superior Public Safety Departments busy Page 7 By Mila Lira On Monday Superior Fire Department responded to a brush fire and a separate structure fire in the neighborhood of US 60 and Western Avenue. The first fire began in the creek area near the US 60 rest stop sometime after 1 p.m. Patrons and staff at Los Hermanos Restaurant were evacuated from the building for safety precautions. Superior Fire was able to contain the fire and keep it under control as additional crews arrived. Shortly after the brush fire started SFD received a report of a house fire on Western Avenue at the home of Alice Castillo. The fire began in the roof and the house sustained significant damage due to the roof collapsing. Crews from the Canyon State, Tri-City Fire, Globe, Apache Junction and Queen Valley fire departments aided the Superior Fire Department. Tonto National Forest Firefighters were also sent to assist with the fire: Several local residents and neighbors also assisted with fire fighting logistics. The exact cause of both fires is currently under investigation. It is unknown whether the brush fire caused the house fire. This is the second house fire over a seven day period. Residents are reminded that we are Under extremely dry conditions and everyone should exercise caution with fire. At press time there was no specific plans for fimdraising benefits for the Castillo family. Fire crews from several fire departments worked the Castillo house fire Monday as other firefighters battled a wildfire in the creekbed near Los Hermanos and the U.S. 60 rest area. (Mila Lira photos) Flames lick at a bush very near to the picnic tables at the U.S. 60 rest area. (Mila Lira photo) Fire Continued from Page 6 257 fire were being dispatched to the Poco Fire in the Pleasant Valley Ranger District on the Tonto National Forest. Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management team returned the management of the 257 fire to the Tonto National Forest Globe Ranger District on Saturday morning. Some firefighters will remain in the area monitoring the fire and continuing the rehabilitation efforts. Residents may continue to see smoke in the area until monsoon rains begin. The smoke it not a cause for concern. During the course of the fire there were three crews, approximately 306 personnel, four engines and three water tenders deployed to the fire as well as two helicopters and three air tankers. The air arsenal provided quite the air show for local residents.