Active Fires

Location: 8 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, S16)
Start Date: September 22nd Size: Approximately 187 acres Percent Contained: 0
Cause: Under Investigation
Vegetation: Brush, Pinyon and Timber

Incident Commander: Dave Gesser, Type 2 SW Incident Management Team #3

Summary: Fire activity and growth stalled yesterday as predicted thundershowers materialized over the fire area. However, the rainfall was insufficient in reducing the fire’s potential as only ¼” of precipitation fell over the fire. Fire crews continued scouting for placement of containment lines and safe access routes. Rugged terrain and inclement weather challenged fire crews on the ground.

The Southwest Incident Management Team 3 assumed command of the fire this morning at 0600 as management of the incident transitioned to a Type 2 Team. The objectives of the team include public and firefighter safety and protecting communities near the fire area. Challenges facing the team include working in an area with heavy fuel loads and active mining operations.

Resources: 9 – Engines, 2 – Dozers, 1 – Type 2 Crew, 2 – Type 3 Helicopters, air attack aircraft and miscellaneous overhead personnel. Resources arriving today: 5 – Type 1 Hotshots Crews, 2 – Helicopters, and air tankers as needed.

Closures: South end Ponderosa Park to Lower Wolf Creek; Lower Wolf Creek to Senator Highway; Senator Highway (Forest Road 52) from Sky Y Camp at End of the Pavement to Palace Station.

Evacuations: Yavapai County Sheriff’s Department has lifted the evacuation for the residents located in the Look Out Mountain/Maverick Mountain Area. For assistance or questions please call (928) 71-3260.

In the interest of safety, the public is asked to not travel in the vicinity of Ponderosa Park, Lower Wolf Creek, and the community of Potato Patch as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be traveling in the area.

For further information please visit or call the following:

 Fire Information: (928) 925-1111
 Twitter: @PrescottNF
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
 Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6608/

CONTACT

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  • John Heiney
  • Community Outreach Manager
  • City Hall

    201 S Cortez St

  • 928-777-1220

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NEWS

Prescribed Burn Planned November 18th through 22nd on the Bradshaw Ranger District

Posted on November 15, 2019

   Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District plan to burn on Monday, November 18th through Friday, November 22nd.  All burning will be dependent on appropriate current and expected weather conditions to achieve the desires fire effects.  While daytime wind direction is difficult… Read more »

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