Tussock Fire Update

Percent Containment: 66% (as of 6 pm 5/13, on the Tussock Fire Facebook page)

Date/Time Detected: May 8, 2021. 2:15 PM

Structures burned: 0

Number of Resources: 477

Cause: Human-under investigation

Origin/Location: 7 miles s/w of Crown King.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office announced today (5/13) that all evacuations have been lifted for Fort Misery, Minniehaha, and Horse Thief Basin.

The Tussock Fire was quieter on Wednesday allowing fire personnel to advance containment efforts. Crews continued to make good progress building control lines along the western fire flank and today are moving toward the northern fire edge where the highest potential for fire spread exists. Six Hotshot crews are in place along the rugged eastern flank, building fire control lines and extinguishing hot spots. On the steep northern slopes, heavy equipment is being used to build a fireline in advance of potential spread, essentially a “catcher’s mitt” intended to stop the fire from moving to the north. Equipment and personnel continue to apply structure protection mitigation actions by removing vegetation around the community of Crown King.

The fire is up to 5,546 acres. Final containment is expected by Saturday, May 15th.

All Prescott National Forest lands, roads, and trails in the area of the Tussock Fire are closed. Full details of area and road closures are available on the Tussock Fire Inciweb page at: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7472/

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