Prescott, AZ (April 26, 2016) – The Cleator Fire is approximately 141 acres with 50% containment; burning on the Bradshaw Ranger District approximately 1 ½ miles south and west of Cleator in Castle Creek Wilderness. As firefighters arrived on scene this morning they reported minimal activity overnight and will spend the day securing the perimeter and extinguishing hot spots. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Resources assigned to the Cleator Fire today include the Flagstaff Hotshots; one Type-2 crew from Arizona State, and one Engine.
Your Arizona Forests would like to remind forest visitors about fire prevention and safety. Please ensure you extinguish campfires; pay attention to use of equipment; and double check your trailer chains. Report immediately suspicious activity or wildfires. Remember, a little extra care takes only a few minutes of your time and could prevent a wildfire. Don’t let recent rains and cool temperatures fool you – there is an abundance of curing grass and warm temperatures on the way.
The public can obtain fire information via the following:
Prescott National Forest Fire Information Hotline: 928-777-5799
Prescott National Forest Web Site: www.fs.fed.us/r3/prescott
Fire Information: 928-925-1111
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