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Crooks Fire

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

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5.8.2022 Reduced Crooks Fire Public Safety Closure Order # 03-09-03-22-06

Crooks Fire Wildfire
Closures – 5/8/2022

  CROOKS FIRE PUBLIC SAFETY CLOSURE - REDUCTION 
 
Order Number: 03-09-03-22-06 

PROHIBITIONS Pursuant to 16 U.S.C. § 551 and 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(a), the following acts are prohibited within the area described in this Order (the “Restricted Area”) and as depicted on the attached map, hereby incorporated into this Order as Exhibit A, within the Bradshaw Ranger District, Prescott National Forest, Yavapai County, State of Arizona.

 1. Going into or being upon the Restricted Area. 36 C.F.R. § 261.53(e).

 EXEMPTIONS Pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 261.50(e), the following persons are exempt from this Order:

 1.        Persons with a written Forest Service authorization specifically exempting them from the effect of this Order.

 2.        Any Federal, State, or Local Officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting resource in the performance of an official duty.

 3.        Residents, owners, and lessees of private property within the Restricted Area are allowed ingress and egress only to and from their properties.

 RESTRICTED AREA The Restricted Area consists of all National Forest System lands, water, roads, and trails within the boundary starting at the intersection of National Forest System Road (FR) 97B and County Road (CR) 101, then following east along CR 101 for approximately 4 miles to the intersection with FR 9273U, then following north along FR 9273U approximately 1 mile to the intersection with FR 707, then following northeast on FR 707 approximately 2 miles to the intersection with CR 56, then following north along CR 56 for approximately 1 mile to intersection with FR 52A, then following east then south along FR 52A approximately 9 miles to the intersection with CR 57, then following northeast along CR 57 approximately 1 mile to intersection with FR 670, then following south along FR 670 approximately 9 miles to the intersection with FR 706, then following south along FR 706 approximately 3 miles to the intersection with FR 83, then following southwest along FR 83 approximately 2 miles to intersection with FR 52, then following west approximately 1 mile on FR 52 to the intersection with FR 82, then following south approximately 5 miles to the intersection with FR 82A, then following southwest on 82A for approximately 14 miles to the intersection with FR 94, then following FR 94 northwest for approximately 3 miles to intersection with FR 94C, then following 94C northeast then northwest for approximately 8 miles to the intersection with FR 667, then following FR 667 north for approximately 3 miles to intersection with FR 9405Y, then following FR 9405Y north for approximately 2 miles to the intersection with FR 97B, then following FR 97B north for approximately 6 miles back to the point of beginning at the intersection of FR 97B and CR 101.

PURPOSE

To provide for public and fire fighter health and safety due to firefighting operations and fire danger associated with the Crooks Fire.

IMPLEMENTATION  
 
1.        This Order will be effective on May 07 , 2022, at 8:00 a.m. and shall remain in effect until 6:00 p.m. on June 15, 2022, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first.

 2.        A map identifying the Restricted Area is attached and made part of this Order as Exhibit A. For a digital version of the Order map for the Prescott National Forest, navigate to https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/prescott/alerts-notices.

 3.        Any violation of the prohibitions in this Order is punishable as a Class B misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organizations, or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both (see 16 U.S.C. § 551, 18 U.S.C. § 3571(b)(6), 18 U.S.C. § 3581(b)(7)).

 4.        Further information regarding this Order may be obtained at the Bradshaw Ranger District Office located in Prescott, Arizona, telephone number 928-443-8000, and at the Prescott National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Chino Valley, telephone number 928- 777-2200.

5.        This Order supersedes Order 03-09-03-22-05, dated May 3, 2022.


 Done at Prescott, AZ, this 7th day of May 2022.

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