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Hyde Fire

Unit Information

Prescott National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
2971 Willow Creek Rd
Prescott, AZ 86303

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Hyde Fire - July 17

Hyde Fire Wildfire
News – 7/17/2017

Location: 30 miles northwest of Prescott in Camp Wood (T17N, R6W, S26)

Start Date: July 10th

Size: Approximately 17,813 Acres

Percent Contained: 0

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine

Resource Commitment: 30 personnel assigned - 1 Fuel Modules; 1-Type 3 Engine; 1-Type 3 Helicopter

Summary: With the onset of monsoon rains, the Hyde Fire remains at 17,813 acres and is located in the Camp Wood area of the Chino Valley Ranger District. Moderate rain was received over the north and west portions of the fire diminishing fire behavior. Crews have effectively allowed the fire to move across the landscape as it continues to remove heavy fuel accumulation. Benefits from allowing fire to plays it natural role will assist in preserving critical wildlife habitat, archaeological sites, wilderness values, range allotments, as well as improving ecosystem resiliency. Crews will continue monitoring and securing the perimeter over the next few days.

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.

For a complete description of the closure area and map visit the Prescott National Forest website or InciWeb .

SmokeImpacts: Light smoke may 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: