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Rock Butte Fires

Unit Information

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

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PNF ROCK BUTTE FIRES 6/20AM [MAP] PDFImage options: [ Full Size ]


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:  

Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginThursday June 17th, 2021 approx. 06:53 PM
Location5 fires N of Paulden, AZ and W of Highway 89
Incident CommanderType 4 IMT, Incident Commander Troy Mueller
Incident DescriptionROCK BUTTE FIRES - Multiple fires ignited by a passing thunderstorms Five wildfires have been detected
Coordinates34.995 latitude, -112.432 longitude

Current Situation

Total Personnel12
Size802 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained80%
Fuels Involved

Juniper with grass understory

Significant Events

Moderate fire behavior, creeping, smoldering


Planned Actions

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

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Gusty west winds in the afternoon and continuation of thunderstorms and showers along with lightning.