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Hyde Fire - July 18 Update

Incident: Hyde Fire Wildfire
Released: 7/18/2017

July 19 Update


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

Start Date: July 10th

Size: Approximately 18,072 Acres

Percent Contained: 30

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Chaparral and Ponderosa Pine

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

Summary: Yesterday the Hyde Fire had some growth to the south increasing the acreage to 18,072. With recent rain, fuel moistures are high, keeping fire activity minimal; allowing this low intensity wildfire to burn forest litter, dead logs, pine needles and reduce the risk of severe wildfires in the future. Crews will continue monitoring and securing the perimeter over the next few days and work to increase containment on the perimeter of the fire.

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 www.fs.usda.gov/prescott or InciWeb https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5359/ .

Smoke Impacts: 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:

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