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Cedar Basin Fire

Unit Information

Colorado River District Office
Bureau of Land Management
1785 Kiowa Ave
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

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Incident Contacts

Cedar Basin Fire Information
Phone: 928-889-1057
Hours: 8a-6p variable based on activity

Aviation Accident Media
Email: dagarcia@blm.gov
Phone: 602-828-8734
Hours: 8a-6p variable based on activity

Highlighted Activity

07/10/2021 Aviation Accident on Cedar Basin Fire
 “The Bureau of Land Management is currently working with other local, state and federal agencies to respond to a fatal aircraft accident associated with the Cedar Basin Fire near Wikieup,...
Announcement - 07/10/2021

As of Thursday, July 15, 2021 the fire is 100% contained and all resources have been demobilized and the fire is currently in patrol status.

The Cedar Basin Fire was reported to dispatch late July 9 after 6pm, the result of area thunderstorms. Resources could not get a good visual last night (7/9) due to nightfall, terrain with limited access, and area thunderstorm activity.  On July 10 the helicopter performed a reconnaissance of the area the morning of 7/10 and discovered an active fire 14 miles east of Wikieup, AZ and 20 miles northwest of Bagdad, AZ. 

There are no structures currently threatened. The closest structures are within a mile at this time. 

Numerous ground and aviation resources are on-scene or responding to the incident.

There was an aviation accident that involved an Air Attack platform assigned to the fire. The aviation accident occurred on July 10. The official statement is available within Announcements.

News Releases — Cedar Basin Fire


More updates will be provided as information becomes available. 



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Basic Information

Current as of
Incident TypeWildfire
CauseLightning
Date of OriginFriday July 09th, 2021 approx. 06:15 PM
Location14 mi NE of Wikieup, AZ - 20 mi NW of Bagdad, AZ
Coordinates34.825 latitude, -113.391 longitude

Current Situation

Size734 Acres
Percent of Perimeter Contained100%
Fuels Involved

brush, grass

Significant Events

All resources have been demobilized and the fire is currently in the patrol status.

Current Weather

Weather Concerns

High heat advisories in the area. Area thunderstorms and outflow winds.