Firefighters Respond to Smoke Report north of Cherry

Firefighters responded to a smoke report on Saturday, January 9, 2021 on the Verde Ranger District.  The 50-acre Goat Fire is burning west of HWY 260 and north of the community of Cherry at the end of Forest Road 360 (T14N, R3E, Sec 4).  The Goat Fire is burning chaparral and juniper in very steep


Wildland Fire on Iron Springs Road and Skyline Drive

At about 6 PM on November 18th, 2020, Prescott Regional Communications Center received a 911 call for a pine tree that was on fire just off Iron Springs Road. The reporting party did not know her exact location, so her cell phone was triangulated to Iron Springs Road and Skyline Drive. When the initial unit


Horse Fire Update as of October 20/2020

As of this morning (10/20), the Horse Fire has burned 9,162 acres. It is 21% contained. The fire remains active above Hooper Saddle and in upper reaches of Blind Indian Creek. The southern half of the fire is quiet. 330 personnel are working on the containment of the fire, but the dry and windy conditions


Horse Fire Update as of 10/19/2020

Acres: 8968 acres Containment:21% Start Date: Oct. 15, 2020: noon Cause: Human, Under Investigation Origin Location: 7 Miles Northwest of Crown King; 18 miles south of Prescott, AZ on the Bradshaw Ranger District (T1N, R2W, S24) Three firefighting divisions are protecting the community of Crown King, Arizona from the Horse wildfire Monday by creating firebreaks,


Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity along the West Coast that could linger


Bumble Bee Fire Update

Acres: approx. 2,700 acres Percent Containment: 20% Start Date: Friday, August 7, 2020 Cause: Human Caused – Under Investigation Origin Location: 10 miles E of Crown King, AZ Fuels: high desert grass and brush Personnel Assigned: approx. 100 personnel Unseasonably hot and dry conditions continue to keep Arizona firefighters busy. The Bumble Bee Fire burning west of Interstate 17(I-17), started Friday morning in the eastern

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