Firefighters with the help of aircraft stopped forward progression of the Buzzard Fire yesterday. The Buzzard Fire is estimated to be 100 acres burning 5 miles south of Ponderosa Park in the Hassayampa drainage; east of Wilhoit (T12N, R3W, S11). This morning firefighters reported minimal fire behavior with no additional growth overnight. Today they will focus on extinguishing hot spots along the perimeter, securing the fires edge. The fire poses no threat to life or property.
Several roads in the fire area are closed for public and firefighter safety; Forest Road (FR) 72, FR71, FR701, FR 73, FR53, FR166, FR97B, FR52B and FR81.
Current as of 7/14/2021, 8:15:10 AM
Date of Origin: Wednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM
Location: 11 miles East of Crown King
Incident Commander: Dave Gesser
Total Personnel: 220
Size: 16,273 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained: 50%
People have been allowed back to their homes. Monsoons have put most of the fire out. Firefighters are patrolling to make sure hotspots do not flare up.
Current as of 7/14/2021, 5:42:55 PM
Date of Origin: Tuesday June 29th, 2021 approx. 03:00 PM
Location: 3 miles west of the Verde River, 3 miles northeast of Red Creek Ranch
Incident Commander: Carl Schwope, SW IMT 4
Total Personnel: 144
Size: 2,792 Acres
Thanks to continued thunderstorm activity in the area, the Middle Fire is out. Monitoring continues.