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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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For the protection of the public’s health and safety forest officials are extending the Sheridan Fire Area Closure which will now remain in effect until October 24th, at 6:00 am.

The Sheridan Fire is 80% contained and in monitor status; however potential hazards still exist in the fire area. Risks in recently burned areas include burned out stump holes, unstable terrain, falling trees or limbs, and the potential for washed out roads and trails after a significant rain event.

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 Contained80%
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.