ROCK BUTTE FIRES - Multiple fires ignited by a passing thunderstorms north of Paulden, AZ and west of Highway 89 are on the Prescott National Forest. Five wildfires have been detected and are being managed by the Type 4 Incident Management Team, Incident Commander Troy Mueller.
June 27, 2021 will be the last update on the Rock Butte Fires unless there is a significant change in fire activity.
The Fires are the following [from north to south - all acreages are approximate and current as of 6/25]:
SIZE = TOTAL ACRES of 5 Fires:
Red Hat Fire - Discovered 6/17: 49 acres - 100% contained
Limestone Fire - Discovered 6/17: 33 acre - 100% contained
Spring Fire - Discovered 6/19: 567 acres - 75% contained
Rock Butte Fire - Discovered 6/17: 127 acres - 85% contained
Silent Fire - Discovered 6/18: 27 acres - 100% contained
Wildland Fires are a "NO DRONE ZONE!" - If you fly we can't.
Rafael Fire - Located east of Highway 89 and 4 miles north of Perkinsville, AZ is available on Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7567/
|Current as of|
|Date of Origin||Thursday June 17th, 2021 approx. 06:53 PM|
|Location||5 fires N of Paulden, AZ and W of Highway 89|
|Incident Commander||Type 4 IMT, Incident Commander Troy Mueller|
|Incident Description||Rock Butte Fires - Multiple Fires Ignited By A Passing Thunderstorms Five Wildfires Have Been Detected|
|Coordinates||34.995 latitude, -112.432 longitude|
|Percent of Perimeter Contained||80%|
|Estimated Containment Date||Thursday July 01st, 2021 approx. 12:00 AM|
Juniper with grass understory
Moderate fire behavior, creeping, smoldering
Monitor and patrol.
|Projected Incident Activity|
No growth expected.
SIZE = TOTAL ACRES of 5 Fires (Estimate as of 6/23 PM - adjusted due to improved mapping):
Red Hat Fire - 49 Acres
Limestone Fire - 33 Acres
Spring Fire - 567 Acres
Rock Butte Fire - 127 Acres
Silent Fire - 27 Acres
Gusty west winds in the afternoon and continuation of thunderstorms and showers along with lightning.