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Wednesday Night Update: Crown King (Lane 2) Fire

03 July 2008   Debbie Maneely, Forest Service PIO
Wednesday Night - Crown King Lane 2 Fire Update: 7580 acres, 10% contained

Immediate Data:

Size: 7,580 acres

Containment: 10 percent

Total personnel: 646

Crews: 17 crews

Equipment: 38 engines, 14 water tender, 3 dozers

Available air support: helicopters and air tankers

More Details

A community meeting was held on July 2 at 4 pm at the Mayer Recreation Center to update the local residents on the current situation of the Lane 2 Fire in the Bradshaw Ranger District of the Prescott National Forest. Representatives of the Prescott National Forest, Arizona Central West Zone Incident Management Team, and state and local provided information concerning progress of the suppression efforts and projected activities on the Lane 2 Fire. Evacuated residents applauded the arrival of Crown King Fire Department Chief Steve Lombardo, recognizing his department’s efforts to protect the community. The next meeting is planned for Sunday, July 6, 2008 at the same location.

Firefighters had a successful day today. Strong winds pushed the fire to the southeast, testing the lines established during the night of July 1 around the Horse Thief Basin summer homes. The lines held. The lines south and east of Crown King were also tested with the same results. Firefighters in both areas continue to patrol and reinforce the lines and mop-up hotspots close to the line.

Red Cross

The Red Cross will offer volunteer training on Thursday morning at 10 am, according to Tracey Keist from the Grand Canyon Red Cross.