Prescott National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303
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.
|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||80%|
|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.