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Tiger Fire

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Prescott National Forest
U.S. Forest Service
344 S Cortez St
Prescott, AZ 86303

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Rain on July 4th Reduces Fire Activity on Tiger Fire July 5, 2021

Tiger Fire Wildfire
News – 7/5/2021

Tiger Fire July 5, 2021  

Public Information: (928) 925-1111             


Size: 11, 971 acres                                

Containment:  0%                     

Cause: Lightning

Location: 11 miles east of Crown King              

Start Date: June 30, 3:45 p.m.

Incident Commander: Dave Gesser         

Incident Personnel: 205  

ANNOUNCEMENT:  COMMUNITY MEETING-In Person Monday July 5 at 3pm  Daisy Mountain Fire Station 143 at 35050 South Old Black Canyon Highway, Black Canyon City  COMMUNITY MEETING- Facebook Live with the IC and Operations July 5 at 8pm  Prescott National Forest Facebook Page.

Rain on Saturday slowed fire growth and lessened its activity. As reported by remote automated weather stations placed around fire, the south end of the fire received 2.65 inches of rain, the north end got .70 inches and on the east side, above Black Canyon City, only received .01 inch. The most active part of the fire has been determined to be on the northwest side, still in the Castle Creek Wilderness.     Access into the Castle Creek Wilderness is limited by the steep terrain making it unsafe for firefighters to engage the fire directly at its edge. The incident management team is being strategic on the placement of firefighting resources to ensure safe ingress/egress. Direct suppression activities on that part of the fire may not occur until it moves out of the wilderness and onto more favorable terrain. Protection of life is the highest priority.     Crews continue to work on developing containment strategies, prepping potential control lines along roads and other features as well as continuing structure protection needs in Black Canyon City, Horsethief Basin and other areas of the fire.  

WEATHER: Forecasts indicate a drying trend over the next few days which will increase fire activity.  

EVACUATIONS: At this time, the communities of Crown King, Cleator and Black Canyon City are in “READY” status, Lorena Gulch Cabins have been “SET” status and Horsethief Basin is in “GO” status in accordance with Arizona’s Ready-Set-Go Program  Please sign up for Yavapai County Sheriff’s Code Red notifications at  

CLOSURES: The Prescott National Forest has implemented a full Forest Closure as have all the adjacent National Forests. More information is available on the Prescott National Forest website and the websites of the other National Forests in Arizona.  The Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the Tiger Fire remains in place and has been modified.  The TFR excludes all unofficial drone/UAV activity. “If you fly, we can’t”.  

FIRE RESTRICTIONS: For fire restriction information around Arizona, visit:


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