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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 Falls Over Tiger Fire Footprint July 25, 2021

Tiger Fire Wildfire
News – 7/15/2021

Rain Falls Over Tiger Fire Footprint

Size: 16,278 acres                                                  


Cause: Lightning                                                   

Location: 11 miles east of Crown King             

Start Date: June 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m.               

July 15, 2021 – Management of the Tiger Fire has transitioned to a Type 4 Team.  Early morning rain yesterday arrived over the Tiger Fire footprint bringing wetting rains over the perimeter until mid-morning. Amounts of rain recorded in the fire area varied from between .01 to .6 inches. These amounts further suppressed fire activity on the fire and will allow the fire scar to begin new growth. Future rain events do have the possibility of flooding if ger amounts of rainfall occur.  Although there is no threat of fire spread or potential growth; firefighters will continue to patrol and monitor containment lines by ground and air.  Equipment removal along Crown King Road (County Road 59) was completed on Wednesday allowing for a reduced fire area closure.  Visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling along CR 59 as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

This will be the final news release unless there are significant changes in fire activity.

CLOSURES:  Fire Managers have reduced the Tiger Fire Emergency Area Closure.  Castle Creek Wilderness and Horsethief Basin Recreation Area will remain closed for public safety.  The community of Crown King and all road leading into Crown King are open.  To view the Fire Emergency Closure and map, please go to our Alerts & Notices.

WEATHER: Increasing chances of area thunderstorms and accompanying gusty outflow winds for the next several days. Possible flooding can accompany localized rain events during this period.

EVACUATIONS:  All Tiger Fire evacuation status designations by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office have been rescinded.  

FOREST RESTRICTIONS: Arizona’s publicly managed lands are in widely different levels of restrictions. Those planning to visit Arizona’s outdoors should consult appropriate land management agency web sites immediately prior to planning a trip to determine current restrictions and emergency fire area closures. Visit: for current restrictions.