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Brooklyn, Bull, Cedar Fires

Unit Information

Tonto National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2324 E. McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85006

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Bull Fire: View looking across a steep hillside. the lower right side of the picture is unburned vegetation the rest of the frame is taken up with blackened, smoldering vegetation and smoke rising into the sky.Image options: [ Full Size ]

This is the final update for the Brooklyn, Bull, and Cedar Fires. There has been no activity on the Brooklyn Fire for the past two days. There was a small amount of interior smoke on the Cedar Fire yesterday morning; however, yesterday afternoon's rains wet the area and no smoke has been seen since. The Bull Fire has about 5% uncontained edge, but has not spread since yesterday and also received some wetting rains.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginFriday July 07th, 2017 approx. 03:30 PM
Location6 miles north/northeast of Black Canyon City, AZ
Incident CommanderA. Mandell, T3IC, Central West Zone
Incident DescriptionThree Lightning Caused Fires Being Managed By Same Team: The Brooklyn Fire, The Bull Fire Se Of Brooklyn Fire, And The Cedar Fire E Of Brooklyn Fire On The Tonto Nf. All Are In Remote Areas With No Structures Threatened.
Coordinates34.148 latitude, -111.963 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel68
Size33,550 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Brush (2 feet)

Tall Grass (2.5 feet)


Tall grass, shrubs, and juniper fuels

Significant Events

Bull Fire:





Minimal fire behavior as convective thunderstorms continue to cross the fire area. Scattered rain showers and elevated relative humidity minimize fire behavior in fine fuels.


Projected Incident Activity


Transfer of command back to the local unit will occur at 1800 on Sunday, July 16.

The Bull Fire is 5,699 acres and 95% contained. The Cedar Fire is 1,120 acres and 100% contained.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

With the high humidity and recent rains, activity on the fire is minimal and smoldering. More rain is expected in the coming days.