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Tiger Fire

Unit Information

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

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This incident is no longer being updated.

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This will be the final news release unless there are significant changes to fire activity.

The Tiger Fire has been turned back to the local unit and is be managed by a Type 4 Team.  A smaller organization will continue with suppression repair work;  and continue to patrol and monitor the fire.  

NOTE - There is a new Tiger Fire Public Safety Closure that allow for public access into the community of Crown King.  However, Horsethief Basin Recreation and Castle Creek Wilderness remain closed.   


Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
Date of OriginWednesday June 30th, 2021 approx. 02:00 PM
Location11 miles East of Crown King
Incident CommanderMark Timber
Coordinates34.139 latitude, -112.218 longitude

Current Situation

Size16,278 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

Short grass, brush and timber.


With the current weather conditions and rain fall the grass fuels are very hard to sustain fire. The heavier fuels will continue to be available to burn but with a lower intensity.

Significant Events

Minimal Smoldering


Planned Actions

Monitor and patrol the fire area and take action as needed.

Projected Incident Activity

Minimal fire progression is expected. Monitoring activities are being implemented.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

Monsoon moisture is here to stay well into next week. Scattered predominantly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will continue around the fire area. The fire should receive rain abut once very 2 to 3 days. The main threats will be gusty winds from storms within 30 miles of the fire, lightning and flash flooding.