Prescott, AZ (May 29, 2018) – The Sycamore Fire was reported on Monday, May 28 and is approximately 230 acres with 25% containment; burning on the Chino Valley Ranger District in the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness (T19N, R4E, Sec 31). The human caused fire is burning in rugged terrain consisting mostly of pinyon juniper and grass. Firefighters reported minimal activity overnight and will continue to build line around the perimeter. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Firefighting resources include 5 - Helicopters, 1 – Air Attack, 3- Type I Hot Shot Crews, 1 - Fuels Crew and 1 Engine; totaling more than 100 personnel. No structures are threatened.
The origin of the fire was determined to be on the west side of the canyon, which is located on the Prescott National Forest approximately 14 miles northwest of Sedona. At this time, the fire has been kept to the west side of the canyon and light winds are pushing smoke toward the west/northwest.
The public can obtain fire information via the following:
- Prescott National Forest Web Site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
- Twitter: @PrescottNF
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
- Arizona Fire Restrictions: https://www.firerestrictions.us/az/
Local Ranger Stations: Bradshaw Ranger District, (928) 443-8000; Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200; Verde Ranger District (928) 567-4121