Arizona Wildfire Updates – July 7, 2021

[Editor’s note: we are only listing active fires.]

Tiger Fire

Size: 11, 987 acres

Containment:  0%                            

Cause: Lightning 

Location: 11 miles east of Crown King 

Start Date: June 30, 3:45 p.m.   

Incident Commander: Dave Gesser            

Incident Personnel: 287

The Tiger Fire remains active particularly on the north and west perimeters.   Crews continue to hold and enhance firelines on the south and east sides of the fire.  Direct suppression activities on the western flank of the fire may not occur until it moves out of the wilderness and onto more favorable terrain. Protection of life is the highest priority.

Fire behavior may increase over the next two to three days as forecasted relative humidity decreases.  Scouting, planning and structure assessments continue in Black Canyon City, identifying structures at risk and their protection.  Crews continue developing containment strategies, preparing for potential burnouts from control lines along roads and other features as well as continuing structure protection plans in Horsethief Basin and other areas of the fire.

Access into the Castle Creek Wilderness is limited by the steep terrain making it unsafe for firefighters to engage the fire directly at its edge. Fire managers are being strategic on the placement of firefighting resources to ensure safe ingress/egress.

WEATHER: Forecasts indicate a drying trend over the next few days which will increase fire activity.

EVACUATIONS: At this time, the communities of Crown King, Cleator and portions of Black Canyon City are in “READY” status, Lorena Gulch Cabins have been “SET” status and Horsethief Basin is in “GO” status in accordance with Arizona’s Ready-Set-Go Program

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CLOSURES: The Prescott National Forest has implemented a full forest closure, as have all the adjacent National Forests. More information is available on the PrescottNational Forest website and the websites of the other National Forests in Arizona.

The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the Tiger Fire remains in place.  Unofficial drone/UAV activity is not allowed in the restricted Tiger Fire area.  “If you fly, we can’t”.

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: For fire restriction information around Arizona, visit: 


Bottom Fire 

Current as of 7/6/2021, 6:57:25 PM
Incident Type: Wildfire
Cause: Lightning
Date of Origin: Monday June 28th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM
Location: Approximately 7 miles west of Bylas, AZ.

Total Personnel: 145
Size: 4,828 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained: 80%
Estimated Containment Date:  Monday July 12th, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM

Fire escaped east side containment line. Approximately 250 acres. Damaged Eastern AZ Railroad track and bridge.


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