Prescott National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303
Sheridan Fire Update August 30, 2019
Sheridan Fire Overview
Location: 23 miles Northwest of Prescott, AZ on the Chino Valley District (T16N, R6W, S16)
Start Date:August 5, 2019
Current Size:15,689 acres
Percent Contained: 0%
Vegetation:Pinyon-Juniper, Grass, and Brush
Resources:Approx. 213 personnel including: 8 Engines, 4 Water Tenders, 4 Masticators, 3 Crews, 2 Helicopter2
Current Situation:Yesterday firefighters continued to remove vegetation between fire’s western edge and the western containment line using helicopters and ground ignitions. Fire behavior was minimal due to higher humidity and the fire did not expand noticeably. Today is forecast to be drier with lower humidity and crews will again attempt to burn vegetation within containment lines to enhance the effectiveness of the containment line and to provide the added resource benefits of healthier vegetation and improved wildlife habitat.
Closure: The area closure remains in effect over the Sheridan Fire area for firefighter and public safety. The closure area includes Camp Wood Road and the entire fire area south of Walnut Creek Road. The Walnut Creek Road is now open. Visitors and residents near the closure area should be alert for fire vehicles and equipment. A map and detailed description of the closure area are available on Inciweb and on the Prescott National Forest website.
Smoke:Very little smoke was visible over the fire yesterday and the temporary air quality monitor in Paulden showed air quality being well into the good range all day. Smoke may visible over the fire today, particularly in the afternoon and early evening hours. Smoke impacts generally extend to the north and northeast of the fire area. Fire operations managers attempt to minimize smoke impacts when and where possible.
For additional fire information:
Prescott Fire Information Phone:928-925-1111
Prescott National Forest – Fire Closure Order & Map:https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott
Prescott National Forest Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
Prescott National Forest Twitter:https://twitter.com/PrescottNF