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Tussock Fire

Unit Information

Phoenix District Office
Bureau of Land Management
21605 North 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027

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Closure Order lifted as of 05/21/21 at 0800Image options: [ Full Size ]

NO FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS INCIDENT ANTICIPATED. 

Southwest Type 1 Team 2, led by Incident Commander Dave Bales, Transitioned command back to the Bureau of Land Management on 05/18/2021 under a Type 4 organization over the Tussock Fire.


CENTRAL & WESTERN AZ FIRE RESTRICTIONS  ARE IN EFFECT NOW. BE CAREFUL! DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER TODAY!

EVACUATIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED BY THE YAVAPAI SHERIFF'S OFFICE. Residents should REMAIN PREPARED in the event an evacuation order is issued. 

More information on READY-SET-GO: https://ein.az.gov/ready-set-go Area residents should sign up with the Yavapai County Emergency Notification System - Code Red to receive any emergency alerts.


AREA CLOSURES
 
All Area Closures have been lifted as of 8:00 AM 05/21/2021 

 
Wildfires are a No Drone Zone.
  As a reminder, every time a drone is seen near the fire all aircraft are grounded until we can be sure the drone is clear of the area. For more information visit Know Before You Fly, http://knowbeforeyoufly.org.
 
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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseHuman Caused - Specific Cause Under Investigation
Date of OriginSaturday May 08th, 2021 approx. 02:15 PM
Location7 miles SW of Crown King, AZ
Incident CommanderType 4 : J. Potthoff, IC
Incident Description
Coordinates34.096 latitude, -112.423 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel10
Size5,546 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short Grass (1 foot)

Chaparral (6 feet)

Brush (2 feet)

Narrative:

The fire has primarily been carried by short brush and sparse grasses in the lower elevations and dense

cured brush in the mid-elevation drainages.

GR1; short sparse grass and cacti (hairy grama, blue grama, cacti)

GS2; cured, grama/muttongrass and scattered short shrubs

Significant Events

Minimal

Smoldering

Narrative:

Few active heat sources remain on the Tussock Fire, and those that do continue to smolder and burn out.

Smoldering isolated hot spots are located in steep, rocky, mid-elevation southwestern aspects well interior of control lines and do not pose a hazard to containment.

These hot spots should burn out on their own within the next 1-2 days.

Outlook

Planned Actions

Patrol, secure, mop up secured fire perimeter.

Repair road systems used as control features along 60 road to Minnehaha and Hooper Saddle.

Utilize aviation resources in conjunction with crews where accessible in the northern perimeter.

Suppression repair work identified and rehab/chipping operations underway.

Provide initial attack response within the TFR.

Remarks

NO FURTHER UPDATES ANTICIPATED FOR THIS INCIDENT.