Location: 30 miles northwest of Prescott in Camp Wood (T17N, R6W, S26)
Start Date: July 10th
Size: Approximately 300 Acres
Percent Contained: 0
Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine
Resource Commitment: 1 Interagency Hotshot Crew; 2 Type III Engines; 1 Type III Helicopter
Summary: The 300 acre Hyde Fire burning in Camp Wood is currently fulfilling its natural role and moving slowly across the landscape consuming dead and down wood and forest fuels. This wildfire is not a prescribed burn, but fire personnel will occasionally conduct burnout operations in specific areas to direct where and how the fire moves through the landscape and will be on scene, monitoring fire activity daily.
The Hyde Fire is a wildfire and does not have a planned end date, but firefighters have carefully analyzed a large planning area within which the fire may run its natural course. The low to moderate fire behavior is protecting the Ponderosa Pine in the area by reducing the likelihood of disease and a damaging wildfire that may occur at an unwanted time in the future.
Closures: The following Prescott National Forest lands will be closed to the public until such time that conditions are deemed safe: PNF land north and west of County Road 68 and Forest Road (FR) 9821B extending west to FR 9; FR9 north to County Road 125; County Road 125 to FR 95E; FS95E south along FS95 to the junction of County Road 68 and FR 9821B
SmokeImpacts: Light smoke will be visible in the area and could drift to parts of northern Chino and Paulden.
The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
Local Ranger Station: Chino Valley Ranger District (928) 777-2200