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Sheridan Fire

Unit Information

Prescott National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303

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Incident Contact

Prescott NF Fire Information
Phone: 928-925-1111
Hours: S-S 9 am - 5 pm

Highlighted Activity

09/06/2019 Sheridan Fire Update September 6, 2019
Due to decreased fire activity we will only issue updates and News Releases when significant changes occur. Forest officials have reduced the size of the fire area closure, but motorists should...
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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.

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginMonday August 05th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
LocationWood Trap Area, 20 miles northwest of Prescott, AZ
Incident CommanderAaron Stafford & Emily Shinabarger(t)
Incident DescriptionWildfire
Coordinates34.678 latitude, -112.89 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel60
Size21,510 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained60%
Estimated Containment DateTuesday October 15th, 2019 approx. 12:00 AM
Fuels Involved

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.

Significant Events




Planned Actions

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.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Forecasted chance of precipitation for the remainder of the week. This weekend will be a gradual return of unseasonable hot and dry weather.