Crooks Fire

City of Prescott

Watson Lake Open For Recreation

Stage 1 Fire Restriction Reminder  The City of Prescott Recreation Services Department is pleased to announce that effective 6:00am, on Friday, May 13, 2022, Watson Lake will be re-open for recreational opportunities. We appreciate the community’s understanding and patience over the past several weeks during the ongoing operations in support of the #CrooksFire. Goldwater Lake

Wildfires

Arizona Wildfires Update: Crooks Fire and San Rafael Fire

Map of San Rafael Fire in Santa Cruz County Crooks Fire Location:  11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union. Start Date:  April 18, 2022 Size:  Approximately 9,402 acres Percent Contained:  96% Cause:  Under Investigation. Vegetation:  Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft) Number of Personnel Assigned:  217 Firefighters have made progress strengthening and improving the northwest edge of the Crooks Fire, preventing growth during critical fire

Wildfires

Crooks Fire: Reduced Forest Closure Opens Upper Goldwater Lake and Portions of the Circle Trail

Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union. Start Date:  April 18, 2022 Size:    Approximately 9,402 acres Percent Contained:   96% Cause:     Under Investigation. Vegetation:   Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft) Number of Personnel Assigned:  276 The emergency closure area for the Crooks Fire has been reduced allowing for the opening of Upper Goldwater Lake and additional trails north of County Road

Wildfires

Crooks Fire Update: May 6, 2022

Location: 11 nautical miles south of Prescott-Bradshaw Ranger District (T12N, R2W, SEC 1), near Mt Union. Start Date:  April 18, 2022 Size:    Approximately 9,402 acres Percent Contained:   96% Cause:     Under Investigation. Vegetation:   Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6ft) Number of Personnel Assigned:  300 Fire suppression and repair work continues on the fire as crews build a contingency line in the Spruce Mountain-area. The contingency line acts as a secondary

Wildlife

Crooks Fire Update, May 4, 2022

Current Situation Total Personnel: 500 Size: 9,402 Acres Percent of Perimeter Contained:  96% Estimated Containment Date: Tuesday May 17th, 2022 approx. 12:00 AM Fuels Involved: Timber (Litter and Understory), Chaparral (6 feet), Brush (2 feet) Crews increased containment overnight and continue to concentrate efforts on the northwestern edge of the fire to ensure it stays

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