Prescott National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303
Prescott NF Fire Information
Hours: S-S 9 am - 5 pm
The Sheridan Fire is a lightning-caused wildfire that continues to fulfill its natural role while firefighters continue to provide for point protection of cultural and natural resources. Utilizing the lightning-caused fire for resource benefit will improve wildlife habitat and restore more open forest understory with grasses and forbs.
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Monday August 05th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
|Location||Wood Trap Area, 20 miles northwest of Prescott, AZ|
|Incident Commander||Aaron Stafford & Emily Shinabarger(t)|
|Coordinates||34.678 latitude, -112.89 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||60%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Tuesday October 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM|
Brush (2 feet)
Timber (Litter and Understory)
Chaparral (6 feet)
Decadent 6' brush over most of the area with some isolated stringers of Ponderosa Pine.
Monitor fire growth within the planning area. Back haul unnecessary equipment.
|Projected Incident Activity|
12 hours: Minimal fire activity.
24 hours: Minimal fire activity, chance of precipitation.
48 hours: Minimal fire activity, chance of precipitation.
72 hours: Minimal fire activity, chance of precipitation.
Anticipated after 72 hours: Monsoon moisture will be exiting the area with a return to hot and dry conditions.
Forecasted chance of precipitation for the remainder of the week. This weekend will be a gradual return of unseasonable hot and dry weather.